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Date: Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 18:36

With GNOME 3.14 just released, the GNOME project has published a video that demos the new GNOME version. The short film is a great way to learn about the new features – and see some of the attention to detail – in the new release.

As always, more details can be found in the release notes.

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Date: Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 16:39

GNOME 3.14, the latest version of GNOME 3, has been released. Announcing the new version, Matthias Clasen said: “This is another exciting release for GNOME, and brings many new features and improvements.”

The new release is the result of six months’ work by the GNOME project, and includes 28,859 changes by 871 contributors. Highlights for 3.14 include:

  • New animations in the Activities Overview, along with new window animations.
  • Automatic handling for Wi-Fi hotspots that require you to login (so called “captive portals”).
  • A redesigned Weather application, which uses geolocation to show the weather for your current location.
  • Support for browsing Google pictures in Photos.
  • Improved touchscreen support, with multi-touch gestures for both the system and applications.

The latest GNOME release also includes major improvements for developers, including GTK+ Inspector (a new utlity to examine and modify running GTK+ applications), the ability to use SVG assets as a part of GTK+ themes, improved touchscreen support, and major progress towards Wayland.

More information about the latest version, including details on all the new features, can be found in the release notes.

Additional details, including links to the 3.14 screenshot pack and test image, can be found in the press release.

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Date: Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 16:35

Orinda, CA– The GNOME Project is proud to announce the release of GNOME 3.14 today. This milestone release in the GNOME 3 series brings exciting new features, bug fixes, and an enhanced application development platform. Major new features include automatic handling for captive portals, network-aware sharing, Google photos support, and touchscreen gestures.

Jeff Fortin, GNOME Foundation President, said: “With multitouch and gestures support coming to GTK+, as well as maturing support for the next-generation Wayland display protocol, GNOME is paving the way for the future of the Free Software desktop and mobile ecosystem at large. It is great to see that applications have undergone, as always, a great amount of refinement; routing in GNOME Maps and improved PDF annotation features in Evince, for instance, are long-awaited features that I’m very eager to try out in GNOME 3.14.”

GNOME 3.14 highlights include:

  • New animations in the Activities Overview, along with new window animations.
  • Automatic handling for Wi-Fi hotspots that require you to login (so called “captive portals”).
  • A redesigned Weather application, which uses geolocation to show the weather for your current location.
  • Support for browsing Google pictures in Photos.
  • Improved touchscreen support, with multi-touch gestures for both the system and applications.

Developers can look forward to a new live inspector for GTK+ applications, enhanced CSS capabilties, major progress on Wayland adoption, and a significant update for GNOME’s Human Interface Guidelines.

Distributions and partners have welcomed the latest GNOME release. Scott Reeves, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop Manager, said: “The GNOME 3 desktop provides a stable, feature rich experience for individual end users and for professional environments as well. GNOME 3 has reached a point of integration and polish to the extent that we will ship GNOME 3 as the desktop for our enterprise customers. We are invested in and contributing to the GNOME project and look forward to the additional functionality and improvements in GNOME 3.14 and beyond. We intend to continue including GNOME 3 in subsequent releases of our SUSE Linux Enterprise product.”

The news was also welcomed by Debian’s GNOME team. Jordi Mallach, one of the team’s members: “The Debian GNOME packagers are very happy to see another GNOME release which brings even more polish and new features to the already very reliable 3.x foundation. We’ve done our best to make sure Debian ‘jessie’ will ship with GNOME 3.14, as the improvements over previous releases will really make a difference for our next stable release. Congrats to the GNOME community!”

More information about the latest version, including details on all the new features, can be found in the release notes. A screenshot pack is also available, as well as a test image so you can try it for yourself.

The GNOME Foundation thanks all of the contributors for their hard work during this release cycle and all of its sponsors for their support.

About GNOME

GNOME was started in 1997 by two then-university students, Miguel de Icaza and Federico Mena Quintero. Their aim: to produce a free (as in freedom) desktop environment. Since then, GNOME has grown into a hugely successful enterprise. Used by millions of people around the world, it is one of the most popular environments for GNU/Linux and UNIX-type operating systems. GNOME’s software has been utilized in successful, large-scale enterprise and public deployments.

The GNOME community is made up of hundreds of contributors from all over the world, many of whom are volunteers. This community is supported by the GNOME Foundation, an independent non-profit organization that provides financial, organizational and legal assistance. The Foundation is a democratic institution that is directed by its members, who are all active GNOME contributors. GNOME and its Foundation work to promote software freedom through the creation of innovative, accessible, and beautiful user experiences.

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Date: Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 16:34
The GNOME Project is proud to announce the release of GNOME 3.14.

This is another exciting release for GNOME, and brings many new features
and improvements, including multitouch, captive portal support, greatly
improved sharing settings. This release also includes improved and
redesigned applications for weather, maps, PDF viewing, running VMs,
and more.

The Wayland support has matured to the point where it is ready for
day-to-day use.

For more information about the changes in GNOME 3.14, you can visit
the release notes:

 https://help.gnome.org/misc/release-notes/3.14/

GNOME 3.14 will be available shortly in many distributions. Live images
of GNOME 3.14 are available too.

 https://www.gnome.org/getting-gnome/
 https://download.gnome.org/misc/promo-usb/gnome-3.14.iso

These images are based on Fedora.

To try the very latest developments in GNOME, you can also use the
VM disk images that are produced by the gnome-continuous build system.

 https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/GnomeContinuous

This six months' effort wouldn't have been possible without the whole
GNOME community, made of contributors and friends from all around the
world: developers, designers, documentation writers, usability and
accessibility specialists, translators, maintainers, students, system
administrators, companies, artists, testers and last, not least, users.
GNOME would not exist without all of you.

Thank you to everyone!

Our next release, GNOME 3.16, is planned for March 2015.

Until then, enjoy GNOME 3.14!

The GNOME Release Team
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Date: Friday, 19 Sep 2014 17:33
Hello all,

A bit delay but here you have the second GNOME release candidate for
you to test, and your chance to make the "𝛱" release the best it can get.

To compile GNOME 3.13.92, you can use the jhbuild modulesets published
by the release team (which use the exact tarball versions from the
official release).

  https://developer.gnome.org/jhbuild/
  https://download.gnome.org/teams/releng/3.13.92/

We remind you we are string frozen, no string changes may be made
without confirmation from the l10n team (gnome-i18n< at >) and notification
to both the release team and the GNOME Documentation Project
(gnome-doc-list< at >).

Hard code freeze is also in place, no source code changes can be made
without approval from the release-team.  Translation and documentation
can continue.

More details about changes and news for this beta are available here:

   core: https://download.gnome.org/core/3.13/3.13.92/NEWS
   apps: https://download.gnome.org/apps/3.13/3.13.92/NEWS


The GNOME 3.13.92 release itself is available here:

   core sources: https://download.gnome.org/core/3.13/3.13.92/
   apps sources: https://download.gnome.org/apps/3.13/3.13.92/



WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!
--------------------------

This release is a snapshot of development code. Although it is
buildable and usable, it is primarily intended for testing and hacking
purposes. GNOME uses odd minor version numbers to indicate development
status.


For more information about 3.13, the full schedule, the official module
lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colorful 3.13 page:
  http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable

For a quick overview of the GNOME schedule, please see:
  http://live.gnome.org/Schedule

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Date: Friday, 19 Sep 2014 10:36
= Minutes for Friday, September 12th, 2014, 16:00 UTC =

Next meeting Friday, September 26th 2014, 16:00 UTC.

== Attending ==
 * Ekaterina Gerasimova
 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Marina Zhurakhinskaya
 * Jeff Fortin
 * Sriram Ramkrishna
 * Karen Sandler
 * Tobias Mueller

== Regrets ==
 * Andrea Veri

== Missing ==

== Board meeting ==

 * Bountysource account for the Foundation? (see "Bounties for GNOME/GTK" thread)
   * Waiting for contact information from Sri to get in touch with Elementary folks

 * Funding for GNOME interns in OPW
  * Request for $6000 from GNOME general funds for a GNOME OPW intern
  * Would be good to have a decision today (2014-09-12)
  * Treasurer recommends against voting before an updated financial report
  * Proposal to use Privacy campaign for a GNOME privacy OPW intern

 * Deferred until further mailing list discussion occurs from other board members or missing info:
   * GNOME Privacy project (hub's offer, and the findings of SafetyTeam at GUADEC)
   * Outreach administrativia fast-tracking
   * Karen's GUADEC 2014 travel expenses reimbursement (awaits vote from travel committee, and forwarding of relevant mail thread)
   * Outstanding brand use requests: Julio Cesar Caraça's idea for selling apparel in Brazil (mail subject: "Sharing an idea...")

== Discussed on the mailing list ==
 * Groupon: Pam  made a mistake in filing a change of name form instead of a change of  address form
  * Pam confirmed with the USPTO that this will have no impact on GNOME and is taking all relevant steps to correct
  * VOTE: reimburse Pam USD 40.00 for expenses: +1 unanimous
 * Groupon and related administrative preparations
 * Using appear.in (WebRTC) for some board meetings

== Completed Actions ==
 * Jeff to reply to the "Permission request for Personal use of Gnome foot" mail thread
 * Zana to look into brand usecontracts that she has on paper and scan them
 * Zana to check the inventory of merch she has in storage (low priority)

== Pending action items ==
 * Kat to create a private wiki page on the web services accounts holders and passwords
  * Allan and Kat decided to go for a private git account instead for security reasons
 * Kat to draft a proposal for a privacy policy for review
 * Kat to draft a contract template for future use organizations for which we handle money
 * Karen to write the Privacy policy for GNOME services
 * Karen will look at gnome-software privacy issues from a legal standpoint
 * Karen to draft a proposal for the photography policy at GNOME conferences to discuss on foundation-list
 * Tobi to continue pursuing the fund collection in Europe
 * Tobi to talk to Andrea to move the PayPal data extraction scripts over to the GNOME infrastructure
 * Sri to investigate better uses of adsense/adwords on the GNOME websites
 * Sri to communicate to Rosanna and work on the donation for the West Coast hackfest
 * Sri, Marina, Kat to work on establishing criteria for drafting for the hiring committee for the ED role
 * Sri to investigate the GNOME gifts situation


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Date: Friday, 19 Sep 2014 00:00
Hello all,

We would like to inform you about the following:
* GNOME 3.14.0 newstable tarballs due
* Hard Code Freeze ends


Tarballs are due on 2014-09-22 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.14.0
newstable release, which will be delivered on Wednesday. Modules which
were proposed for inclusion should try to follow the unstable schedule
so everyone can test them.  Please make sure that your tarballs will
be uploaded before Monday 23:59 UTC: tarballs uploaded later than that
will probably be too late to get in 3.14.0. If you are not able to
make a tarball before this deadline or if you think you'll be late,
please send a mail to the release team and we'll find someone to roll
the tarball for you!


Hard Code Freeze ends, but other freezes remain in effect for the
stable branch.


For more information about 3.13, the full schedule, the official
module lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colorful 3.13
page:
   http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable

For a quick overview of the GNOME schedule, please see:
   https://wiki.gnome.org/Schedule

Thanks,
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Date: Monday, 15 Sep 2014 09:31
Hello all,

Quick reminder: Tarballs are expected TODAY.

If you are not able to make a tarball before this deadline or if you
think you'll be late, please send a mail to the release team and we'll
find someone to roll the tarball for you!

We will be entering the HARD CODE FREEZE: This is a late freeze to
avoids sudden last-minute accidents which could risk the stability
that should have been reached at this point.  No source code changes
are allowed without approval from the release team, but translation
and documentation should continue. Simple build fixes are, of course,
allowed without asking.

For more information about 3.13, the full schedule, the official
module lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colorful 3.13
page:
   http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable

For a quick overview of the GNOME schedule, please see:
   http://live.gnome.org/Schedule

Cheers,
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Date: Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 21:42
= Minutes for Friday, August 29th, 2014, 16:00 UTC =

== Attending ==
 * Ekaterina Gerasimova
 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Marina Zhurakhinskaya (joined late)
 * Jeff Fortin
 * Sriram Ramkrishna
 * Karen Sandler
 * Andrea Veri
 * Tobias Mueller

== Regrets ==

== Missing ==

== Board meeting ==

 * Rosanna's proposed job description
  * Kat had a chat with Rosanna about her new responsibilities.
   * Rosanna confirmed she's ready and willing to do her best to achieve all the proposed items on the job description she proposed
  * The only practical changes would be Rosanna being able to sign paperwork without having to poke the Board every time for signatures
   * This will help speeding up Foundation's administration
  * VOTE: To accept the draft job description as proposed by Rosanna and with Marina's addition by email: +1 Jeff, Karen, Kat, Sri, Andrea
   * Proposed text and approved text: https://wiki.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/RosannaYuenJobDescription

 * Groupon

 * Outstanding brand use requests
   * Julio Cesar Caraça's mail sent to licensing< at > on 7 Jul 2014 20:05:14 -0700, titled: "Sharing an idea..."
    * Rosanna could not find such a prior agreement with Loja Geek in Brazil; exclusive agreement was turned down by the board at the time.
    * Rosanna does have a signed agreement with Freewear in Spain needs to scan it.
     * ACTION: Rosanna to mail the Freewear agreement to board-list for the Board to review
    * The board needs to review previous agreements before responding.
    * Possible to have blanket approval for non-commertial uses (i.e. where the produced merchandise is not sold, needs to be investigated further
    * Need to make sure any restrictions on logo do not hinder its use as part of free software and are not unduly restrictive
    * ACTION: Jeff to review the Freewear agreement and adapt it (if needed) to Julio's case, put "should we propose that to Julio" up for vote on the mailing list, and then send the mail.

 * Getting a Bountysource account for the Foundation? (see "Bounties for GNOME/GTK" thread)
   * ACTION: Rosanna to open the account and coordinate with Daniel Foré (Sri to get them in touch)

 * Privacy campaign
  * Tobi proposes using some of the funds for interns
  * Tobi should be able to mentor an intern
  * Possible to look for someone more experienced instead of a newcomer (ex: public call for tenders on the foundation list etc.)
  * Interns may not be the best use of the campaign money
  * Treasurer suggests that it would be unwise to assign non-campaign funds to OPW at this time (because even though the Foundation has collected on most of the outstanding OPW invoices, income from this year may be lower )
    * Jeff suggests that this use of funds can be done sometime later in the fall or winter, as there is no deadline to use them
  * ACTION: Tobi to coordinate with Hubert Figuière and Federico to come up with an actionable list of items/bounties (maybe we could even use bountysource?) for existing gnome contributors to tackle?

== Discussed on the mailing list ==
 * GUADEC 2014 travel reimbursements approval (should GUADEC reimbursements be sent out?)
  * VOTE: +1 Kat, Andrea, Karen, Sri, Marina
 * Bid proposal for GUADEC 2016 - Rome
  * Also sent to guadec-list for an overview: https://mail.gnome.org/archives/guadec-list/2014-August/msg00004.html
 * Agreement for Samsung OPW participants
  * Karen proposed a sample agreement required by Samsung to be able to participate to the next OPW round
  * VOTE: +1 Marina, Sri, Tobi, Karen, Kat, Jeff
 * OPW Payments for the upcoming round
  * Only make the final payments to interns who are sponsored by the Organizations from which we received payments for all the rounds they sponsored. (some background can be found at https://wiki.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/Minutes/20140422)
  * That will avoid making those payments by using Foundation's funds.
  * Approve the final payments for this round before the 27th August when those payments are due:
   * VOTE: +1 Kat, Andrea, Tobias, Marina, Karen, Jeff
 * Re-licensing the documentation provided by Sun Microsystems (for the gucharmap module)

== Completed Actions ==
 * Andrea to improve board's docs about what a Board member should know before participating to board's decisions and discussions (DONE)
 * Marina to update travel policy accordingly to what has been discussed and voted by the Board
 * Andrea need to check who is on the engagement-private list, core members only or the whole engagement team? There may be old inactive members on that list since it was copied over from the old marketing-private list

== Pending action items ==
 * Jeff to reply to the "Permission request for Personal use of Gnome foot" mail thread
 * Kat to create a private wiki page on the web services accounts holders and passwords
  * Allan and Kat decided to go for a private git account instead for security reasons
 * Kat to draft a proposal for a privacy policy for review
 * Kat to draft a contract template for future use organizations for which we handle money
 * Karen to write the Privacy policy for GNOME services
 * Karen will look at gnome-software privacy issues from a legal standpoint
 * Karen to draft a proposal for the photography policy at GNOME conferences to discuss on foundation-list
 * Tobi to continue pursuing the fund collection in Europe
 * Tobi to talk to Andrea to move the PayPal data extraction scripts over to the GNOME infrastructure
 * Sri to investigate better uses of adsense/adwords on the GNOME websites
 * Sri to communicate to Rosanna and work on the donation for the West Coast hackfest
 * Sri, Marina, Kat to work on establishing criteria for drafting for the hiring committee for the ED role
 * Sri to investigate the GNOME gifts situation
 * Zana to check the inventory of merch she has in storage (low priority)
 * Zana to look into brand usecontracts that she has on paper and scan them


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Date: Friday, 12 Sep 2014 00:00
Hello all,

We would like to inform you about the following:
* GNOME 3.13.92 rc tarballs due
* Hard Code Freeze


Tarballs are due on 2014-09-15 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.13.92
rc release, which will be delivered on Wednesday. Modules which were
proposed for inclusion should try to follow the unstable schedule so
everyone can test them.  Please make sure that your tarballs will be
uploaded before Monday 23:59 UTC: tarballs uploaded later than that
will probably be too late to get in 3.13.92. If you are not able to
make a tarball before this deadline or if you think you'll be late,
please send a mail to the release team and we'll find someone to roll
the tarball for you!


This is a late freeze to avoids sudden last-minute accidents which
could risk the stability that should have been reached at this point.
No source code changes are allowed without approval from the release
team, but translation and documentation should continue. Simple build
fixes are, of course, allowed without asking.


For more information about 3.13, the full schedule, the official
module lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colorful 3.13
page:
   http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable

For a quick overview of the GNOME schedule, please see:
   https://wiki.gnome.org/Schedule

Thanks,
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Date: Friday, 05 Sep 2014 00:00
Hello all,

New feature proposals period start


For more information about 3.13, the full schedule, the official
module lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colorful 3.13
page:
   http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable

For a quick overview of the GNOME schedule, please see:
   https://wiki.gnome.org/Schedule

Thanks,
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Date: Wednesday, 03 Sep 2014 20:53
Hello all,

Here comes GNOME 3.13.91, our second beta release and a new step
towards 3.14.0, scheduled to be released September 24th; but before
that we have to take all opportunities to test things thorougly, so
go download it, test it and file bug reports, let's make the release
rock solid.


To compile GNOME 3.13.91, you can use the jhbuild modulesets published
by the release team (which use the exact tarball versions from the
official release):

   https://developer.gnome.org/jhbuild/stable/
   http://download.gnome.org/teams/releng/3.13.91/

The release notes that describe the changes between 3.13.90 and 3.13.91
are available. Go read them to learn what's new in this release:

  core - https://download.gnome.org/core/3.13/3.13.91/NEWS
  apps - https://download.gnome.org/apps/3.13/3.13.91/NEWS

The GNOME 3.13.91 release itself is available here:

  core sources - https://download.gnome.org/core/3.13/3.13.91
  apps sources - https://download.gnome.org/apps/3.13/3.13.91

We are now string frozen, details about freezes are published here:

  https://wiki.gnome.org/ReleasePlanning/Freezes

WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!
--------------------------

This release is a snapshot of development code. Although it is
buildable and usable, it is primarily intended for testing and hacking
purposes.  GNOME uses odd minor version numbers to indicate
development status.

For more information about 3.13, the full schedule, the official
module lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colorful
3.13 page:

  https://www.gnome.org/start/unstable


Cheers,

        Fred
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Date: Friday, 29 Aug 2014 14:00

The GNOME foundation are pleased to publish the 2013 Annual Report . In the Report you can read about the foundation activities during last the year, some of the highlights include details about the continuous success of the OPW program and the many hackfest that have taken place during the last year.

“The 2013 Annual Report highlight how vibrant the GNOME project are and represents itself a real community effort.” Oliver Propst, Annual Report coordinator

The foundation want to thank Friends of GNOME and advisory board members who support the foundation and its operations.

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Date: Friday, 29 Aug 2014 00:00
Hello all,

We would like to inform you about the following:
* GNOME 3.13.91 beta tarballs due
* String Freeze


Tarballs are due on 2014-09-01 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.13.91
beta release, which will be delivered on Wednesday. Modules which were
proposed for inclusion should try to follow the unstable schedule so
everyone can test them.  Please make sure that your tarballs will be
uploaded before Monday 23:59 UTC: tarballs uploaded later than that
will probably be too late to get in 3.13.91. If you are not able to
make a tarball before this deadline or if you think you'll be late,
please send a mail to the release team and we'll find someone to roll
the tarball for you!


No string changes may be made without confirmation from the i18n team
and notification to release team, translation team, and documentation
team. From this point, developers can concentrate on stability and
bug-fixing. Translators can work without worrying that the original
English strings will change, and documentation writers can take
accurate screenshots. For the string freezes explained, and to see
which kind of changes are not covered by freeze rules, check
https://wiki.gnome.org/TranslationProject/HandlingStringFreezes.


For more information about 3.13, the full schedule, the official
module lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colorful 3.13
page:
   http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable

For a quick overview of the GNOME schedule, please see:
   https://wiki.gnome.org/Schedule

Thanks,
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Date: Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 20:20
= Minutes for Tuesday, August 15th, 2014, 16:00 UTC =

== Attending ==
 * Ekaterina Gerasimova
 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Marina Zhurakhinskaya
 * Jeff Fortin
 * Sriram Ramkrishna
 * Tobias Mueller
 * Karen Sandler

== Regrets ==
 * Andrea Veri

== Board meeting ==
 * Groupon
 * Final wording checks for updated Travel Policy
  * Discussed, approved with minor changes.
  * ACTION: Marina to update travel policy
 * Outstanding brand use requests
  * need someone to take action/mail Carol Hanson re: "Permission request for Personal use of Gnome foot"
    * ACTION: Jeff to reply to her
  * Julio Cesar Caraça's mail sent to licensing< at > on 7 Jul 2014 20:05:14 -0700, titled: "Sharing an idea..."
 * Review "pending action" items from previous minutes, reassign old action items to new board members

== Discussed on the mailing list ==
 * GNOME and GitCafe cooperation
  * Setting up a mirror of git.gnome.org as a first step
  * Brainstorm for more ideas to improve our cooperation
 * GNOME PERU FEST 2014 reimbursement
 * Outreach administrativia fast-tracking
 * GNOME Privacy project (hub's offer, and the findings of SafetyTeam at GUADEC (see https://wiki.gnome.org/SafetyTeam/MeetingDocumentation)

== Completed Actions ==
 * Jeff to send the agenda to the adboard
 * Jeff to lead the efforts with parties that are interested in sponsorship to prepare a new text hopefully for the next meeting
  * Marina will work with Jeff to shuffle around some paragraphs in the travel sponsorship policy to make it more clear
 * Marina checked with engagement team about re-sharing GNOME-related job offers from adboard members
 * Andreas to ask Karen and Pam how much we should disclose to the community about the ongoing discussion with Groupon 
 * Andreas to put together a GNOME supporter card for our donors (obsolete)
 * Andreas, Joanie to draft thank you letters to our donors (obsolete)
 * Tobi will mention that we pay for LWN codes when sending the offer to donors
 * Tobi will implement that "no gift" on the FoG page also means no LWN subscription
 * Emmanuele to send Zana and Tobi an update on FoG donors gifts (obsolete)

== Pending action items ==
 * Andrea to improve board's docs about what a Board member should know before participating to board's decisions and discussions
 * Kat to create a private wiki page on the web services accounts holders and passwords
  * Allan and Kat decided to go for a private git account instead for security reasons
 * Kat to draft a proposal for a privacy policy for review
 * Kat to draft a contract template for future use organizations for which we handle money
 * Karen to write the Privacy policy for GNOME services
 * Karen will look at gnome-software privacy issues from a legal standpoint
 * Karen to draft a proposal for the photography policy at GNOME conferences to discuss on foundation-list
 * Tobi to continue pursuing the fund collection in Europe
 * Tobi to talk to Andrea to move the PayPal data extraction scripts over to the GNOME infrastructure
 * Sri to investigate better uses of adsense/adwords on the GNOME websites
 * Sri to communicate to Rosanna and work on the donation for the West Coast hackfest
 * Sri, Marina, Kat to work on establishing criteria for drafting for the hiring committee for the ED role
 * Sri to investigate the GNOME gifts situation
 * Zana to check the inventory of merch she has in storage (low priority)
 * Zana to look into brand usecontracts that she has on paper and scan them


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Date: Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 20:51
Hello all,

This is the end of summer, we all got back home after GUADEC, happy
and exhausted, we polished patches and merged branches, and here we
are, with a new release out, and what a release!, it's 3.13.90, the
first beta release of this cycle.

It's full of niceties. Lookup the time of any place in the world
directly from a shell search thanks to Clocks new search provider.
Watch Boxes install a Debian VM all automatically (this is thanks to
Lasse Schuirmann, and the occasion to thank all GSOC students!). Or
simply spend the evening playing a new game, Hitori.


To compile GNOME 3.13.90, you can use the jhbuild modulesets published
by the release team (which use the exact tarball versions from the
official release):

   https://developer.gnome.org/jhbuild/stable/
   http://download.gnome.org/teams/releng/3.13.90/


The release notes that describe the changes between 3.13.4 and 3.13.90
are available. Go read them to learn what's new in this release:

  core - https://download.gnome.org/core/3.13/3.13.90/NEWS
  apps - https://download.gnome.org/apps/3.13/3.13.90/NEWS

The GNOME 3.13.90 release itself is available here:

  core sources - https://download.gnome.org/core/3.13/3.13.90
  apps sources - https://download.gnome.org/apps/3.13/3.13.90


WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!
--------------------------

This release is a snapshot of development code. Although it is
buildable and usable, it is primarily intended for testing and hacking
purposes.  GNOME uses odd minor version numbers to indicate
development status.

For more information about 3.13, the full schedule, the official
module lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colorful
3.13 page:

  https://www.gnome.org/start/unstable


Cheers,

        Fred
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Date: Friday, 15 Aug 2014 00:00
Hello all,

We would like to inform you about the following:
* GNOME 3.13.90 beta tarballs due
* API/ABI, UI and Feature Addition Freeze; String Change Announcement Period
* New APIs must be fully documented
* Writing of release notes begins


Tarballs are due on 2014-08-18 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.13.90
beta release, which will be delivered on Wednesday. Modules which were
proposed for inclusion should try to follow the unstable schedule so
everyone can test them.  Please make sure that your tarballs will be
uploaded before Monday 23:59 UTC: tarballs uploaded later than that
will probably be too late to get in 3.13.90. If you are not able to
make a tarball before this deadline or if you think you'll be late,
please send a mail to the release team and we'll find someone to roll
the tarball for you!





New APIs must be fully documented


Writing of release notes begins


For more information about 3.13, the full schedule, the official
module lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colorful 3.13
page:
   http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable

For a quick overview of the GNOME schedule, please see:
   https://wiki.gnome.org/Schedule

Thanks,
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Date: Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 17:56
= Minutes for Wednesday, July 30th, 2014, 10:00 UTC =

== Next meeting ==

 * Friday, August 15th, 2014, 16:00 UTC

== Attending ==
 * Ekaterina Gerasimova
 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Marina Zhurakhinskaya
 * Jeff Fortin
 * Sriram Ramkrishna
 * Tobias Mueller
 * Andrea Veri
 * Karen Sandler

=== Regrets ===

=== Missing ===

== Board Meeting Agenda ==

 * Job opportunities perks discussion for adboard members
  * Post job opportunities coming from adboard members on social networks (on mission, GNOME related jobs with strong free software component)
  * Discuss job opportunities on engagement-private

 * Rosanna's title:
  * In the absence of an Executive Director, there are documents that need to be signed on behalf of the organization for which it is inconvenient to have a board member sign. For example, at least one of those forms require the signatory to be a US person.
  * In order to have the ability to respond quickly when there's a need for the foundation, it makes sense for Rosanna as a longtime employee to have signing authority, which requires a specific title (ex: CFO? Director of Operations?) in the eyes of US authorities.
  * Accordingly the board appointed Rosanna as Director of Operations. She will submit a draft job description and will have bi-annual reviews
  * ACTION: Rosanna to write a job description for the Board to review before her new position to become effective

 * Brand use requests
  * https://mail.gnome.org/mailman/private/board-list/2014-July/msg00079.html
   * Wants to create GNOME merchandise for sale on the Brazilian market
   * We used to have an agreement with some org in Brazil?
   * ACTION: Rosanna to look into brand use contracts that she has on paper and scan them

 * OPW - next round and beyond
  * The OPW organizers (Marina and Karen) want the program to grow
  * Should we still keep the OPW program financially bound to the GNOME Foundation? Should OPW stay with the GNOME Foundation?
  * Can there be a legal structure to allow OPW some autonomy?
  * Does the GNOME Foundation and directors ideologically support OPW?
   * What does ideologically supporting the OPW mean?
    * It means supporting initiatives that encourage and support women's participation in free software, including paid internships, a women's dinner, and code of conduct.
    * (as clarified later via e-mail) This question was just about ideological support - something that would extend to GNOME participating in OPW if it's run by another organization or the GNOME Foundation running OPW if it's just GNOME internships (as it started out). Whether the GNOME Foundation should consider it a part of its mission to run OPW, which includes multiple organizations and whether the GNOME Foundation should be running OPW as it grows from the practical point of view are separate questions.
   * Opinion asserted that it is possible to support the OPW while not supporting the way that it is implemented
  * Upon consulting with Rosanna, there is a general consensus that the GNOME Foundation can administer the program for the next round
  * Renaming the program as it grows beyond OPW?
   * The goal for the next round is to be a pilot for accepting people from other underrepresented backgrounds by being open to the graduates of Mozilla's Project Ascend, which is for underprivileged people in the US
   * The goal for future rounds would be to be open to people of color in US and Europe, and later to underrepresented people geographically
   * VOTE: should the GNOME Foundation expand OPW such that graduates of Mozilla's Project Ascend that are otherwise qualified for participation in GNOME's program (without the requirements regarding gender) be eligible to apply as a pilot for including other minorities in the diversity program
    * +1 Kat, Jeff, Andrea, Marina, Karen, Sri; -1 Tobias
  * Should OPW organizers have the authority to sign certain types of contracts with more limited Board's approval? (discussion and vote on the mailing list)
  * Karen and Marina indicated that they will explore alternative options for OPW's administrative home.

 * Groupon

== Discussed on the mailing list ==
 * GNOME and GitCafe cooperation
  * Setting up a mirror of git.gnome.org as a first step
  * Brainstorm for more ideas to improve our cooperation
 * GNOME PERU FEST 2014 reimbursement

== Completed Actions ==
 * Jeff to send the agenda to the adboard
 * Marina checked with engagement team about re-sharing GNOME-related job offers from adboard members

== Pending action items ==
 * Andrea to improve board's docs about what a Board member should know before participating to board's decisions and discussions
 * Andreas to put together a GNOME supporter card for our donors
 * Andreas, Joanie to draft thank you letters to our donors
 * Andreas to investigate the GNOME gifts situation
 * Andreas to ask Karen and Pam how much we should disclose to the community about the ongoing discussion with Groupon
 * Emmanuele to send Zana and Tobi an update on FoG donors gifts
 * Jeff to lead the efforts with parties that are interested in sponsorship to prepare a new text hopefully for the next meeting
 * Joanie to draft a proposal for the photography policy at GNOME conferences to discuss on foundation-list
 * Joanie and Karen to meet and discuss about the photography policy for GNOME events
 * Kat to create a private wiki page on the web services accounts holders and passwords
  * Allan and Kat decided to go for a private git account instead for security reasons
 * Kat to draft a proposal for a privacy policy for review
 * Kat to draft a contract template for future use organizations for which we handle money
 * Karen to write the Privacy policy for GNOME services
 * Karen will look at gnome-software privacy issues from a legal standpoint
 * Marina will work with Jeff to shuffle around some paragraphs in the travel sponsorship policy to make it more clear
 * Tobi to continue pursuing the fund collection in Europe
 * Tobi to talk to Andrea to move the !PayPal data extraction scripts over to the GNOME infrastructure
 * Tobi will mention that we pay for lwn codes when sending the offer to donors
 * Tobi will implement that "no gift" on the FoG page also means no LWN subscription
 * Sri to investigate better uses of adsense/adwords on the GNOME websites
 * Sri to communicate to Rosanna and work on the donation for the West Coast hackfest
 * Sri, Marina, Kat to work on establishing criteria for drafting for the hiring committee for the ED role 
 * Zana to check the inventory of merch she has in storage (low priority)
 * Zana to look into brand usecontracts that she has on paper and scan them


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Date: Thursday, 07 Aug 2014 15:28

The GNOME.Asia Committee is inviting interested parties to submit proposals for hosting the GNOME.Asia during the 2nd quarter of 2015.

The GNOME.Asia Summit is the featured annual GNOME Conference in Asia. The event focuses primarily on the GNOME desktop, but also covers applications and the development platform tools. It brings together the GNOME community in Asia to provide a forum for users, developers, foundation leaders, governments and businesses to discuss both the present technology and future developments.

GNOME.Asia Summits have been held in Beijing, Ho-Chi-Minh City, Taipei, Bangalore, Hong Kong Seoul and Beijing respectively over the last seven years. The Summit’s preference is to find a new location each year in order to we spread GNOME throughout Asia and we are looking for local organizers to rise to the challenge of organizing an excellent GNOME event. The GNOME.Asia committee will assist in the process, but there is a definitive need for individuals to be actively involved and committed to the planning and execution of the event.

You can learn more about GNOME.Asia Summit at our website: http://www.gnome.asia

Interested parties are hereby invited to submit a formal proposal to the gnome-asia-committee-list<at>gnome<dot> org . The deadline for the proposals is September 1, 2014. Please email your proposal to gnome-asia-committee-list<at>gnome<dot> org. We might invite you to present your proposal in more details over our regular IRC meetings or send you additional questions and requests. Results will be announced by the third week of September, 2014.

The conference will require availability of facilities for 3-5 days, including a weekend, during the 2nd quarter of 2015 (between March and June). Final event dates should avoid other key free software conferences or other events that may have conflict and will be confirmed together with other GNOME teams which might get involved. Key points which each proposals should consider and which will be taken into account when deciding among candidates, are:

  • Local community support for hosting the conference.
  • Venue details. Information about infrastructure and facilities to hold the conference should be provided.
  • Preliminary schedule with main program & different activities.

  • Information about how Internet connectivity will be managed.

  • Lodging choices ranging from affordable housing to nicer hotels, and information about distances between the venue and lodging options.
  • The availability of restaurants or the organization of catering on-site, cost of food/soft drinks/beer.
  • The availability and cost of travel from major Asian and European cities.
  • Local industries, universities and government support.
  • Please provide a reasonably detailed budget (sponsorships, expenses, etc).
  • Provide plans for local sponsorship’s

Please refer to the official web site of GNOME.Asia [1]. Please also check the GNOME.Asia Summit check list [2], howtos [3] and the winning proposal for 2012 [4] when putting together a proposal.

You are welcome to contact gnome-asia-committee-list<at>gnome<dot> org if you have any questions.

Please help to spread the word and we are looking forward to hearing from you soon!

GNOME.Asia Committee

[1] http://wiki.gnome.org/GnomeAsia

[2] http://2011.gnome.asia/about/gnomeasia/event-organization-checklist

[3] http://2011.gnome.asia/about/gnomeasia/summit-planning-howto

[4] http://wiki.gnome.org/GnomeAsia/2012Summit/Bids?action=AttachFile&do=view&target=Proposal_of_HongKong_GNOME_Asia_Hackfest_2012_20120124.pdf

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Date: Tuesday, 05 Aug 2014 15:25

GUADEC 2014 ended last week, and we’ve put together a gallery of images from the conference. Thanks again to the conference organisers, as well as all our sponsors, for making this fantastic event possible.

Many thanks to Garrett LeSage, Jakub Steiner, Hylke Bons and Allan Day for the photos.

Andrea Casillas ends her talk, Jim Hall delivers his keynote on the first day: Lapo Calamandrei and Benjamin Otte talk CSS on the steps to the conference venue. (Photo by Jakub Steiner.) Wayland hacking at the cafeteria. (Photo by Allan Day.) Attendees talk and hack on the venue steps. (Photo by Allan Day.) Nathan Willis gives his keynote, Christian Hergert. (Photo by Jakub Steiner.) Scott Reeves. (Photo by Jakub Steiner.) Jeff Fortin. (Photo by Jakub Steiner.) Allan Day. (Photo by Jakub Steiner.) Jasper St. Pierre Matthias Clasen gives his talk, Jan-Christoph Borchardt gives his talk, Attendees after the second conference day. (Photo by Jakub Steiner.) Javier Jardón at the football and picnic social. (Photo by Jakub Steiner.) Cosimo Cecchi at the football and picnic social. (Photo by Jakub Steiner.) Football in the park. (Photo by Jakub Steiner.) Christian Hergert at the football and picnic social. (Photo by Jakub Steiner.) Council of Europe. (Photo by Jakub Steiner.) Football in the park. (Photo by Jakub Steiner.) St. Paul's Church. (Photo by Jakub Steiner.) Benjamin Otte gives his talk: Attendees gather outside the conference venue. (Photo by Jakub Steiner.) Yosef Or Boczko. (Photo by Jakub Steiner.) Lubosz Sarnecki at the football and picnic event. (Photo by Allan Day.) Olav Vitters and Shivani Poddar at the park. (Photo by Allan Day.) Emmanuelle Bassi and the football and picnic event. (Photo by Jakub Steiner.) Sri Ramkrishna at the football and picnic event. (Photo by Allan Day.) Fabiana Simões and Bastian Hougaard at the football and picnic event. (Photo by Allan Day.) Attendees listen to a talk. (Photo by Jakub Steiner.) Lasse Schuirmann gives his lightning talk. (Photo by Jakub Steiner.) Attendees talk outside the venue. (Photo by Jakub Steiner.) Jasper St. Pierre gives his talk on Zeeshan Ali gives his talk, Lapo Shivani Poddar gives her lightning talk. (Photo by Garrett LeSage.) Anuj Khare gives his lightning talk. (Photo by Garrett LeSage.) Parin Porecha gives his lightning talk. (Photo by Garrett LeSage.) Marcos Chavarria Teijeiro gives his lightning talk. (Photo by Garrett LeSage.) Arnel A. Borja gives his lightning talk. (Photo by Garrett LeSage.) Sai Suman Prayaga gives his lightning talk. (Photo by Garrett LeSage.) Karen Sandler gives her talk: Mark Simpson shoots at Le Snooker . (Photo by Garrett LeSage.) Robert Bragg at Le Snooker. (Photo by Hylke Bons.) Allan Day at Le Snooker. (Photo by Garrett Le Sage.) Javier Jardón at Le Snooker. (Photo by Garrett LeSage.) Owen Taylor gives his talk, Lionel Landwerlin presents Ekaterina Gerasimova and Julita Inca Chiroque give out a prize at the end of the lightning talks. (Photo by Garrett Le Sage.) Volunteers gather on stage for the conference closing. (Photo by Garrett LeSage.) Andreas Nilsson shows the location of GUADEC 2015. (Photo by Garrett LeSage.) Rain in Strasbourg. (Photo by Garrett LeSage.) Federico Mena Quintero at the crypto and privacy BoF. (Photo by Garrett LeSage.) Strasbourg Cathedral. (Photo by Garrett LeSage.) Attendees walk into the sunset. (Photo by Garrett Le Sage.) Bastian Hougaard at the Engagement Team BoF. (Photo by Hylke Bons.) Andreas Nilsson at the Engagement BoF. (Photo by Hylke Bons.) Fabiana Simões takes the whiteboard at the Engagement BoF. (Photo by Hylke Bons.)
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