From: Daniel Veillard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Minutes of the GNOME Board meeting 21 August 2001
Minutes of the GNOME Board meeting 21 August 2001
Havoc Pennington (chairing)
Daniel Veillard (minutes)
Miguel de Icaza
Tim Ney (director)
Jim Gettys (regrets)
Bart Decrem (regrets)
- we need a second release coordinator for Gnome-2.0, Havoc will ask for
- the announcement of Tim Ney joining as foundation director should
be available already
- opening a bank account for the Foundation, giving signature authorization
and other administrativia
- gnome.org Account Policies is published, feedback should go on the
foundation lists we will make a check point in a few weeks.
ACTION: Havoc to send Leslie ATK press release draft
ACTION: Federico to put email/shell/cvs policy into gnome-docu
and mail to foundation-list.
ACTION: Havoc to contact Keith Packard to find out more information
about interop hothouse at ALS/X Technical Conference.
=> Done, the event is completely unplanned :-\
ACTION: Havoc to sent the Advisory Board list to the Board,
looking for completion of the member liason.
=> Waiting for update from the director.
ACTION: John to try to get a copyright assignment form and procedure
for the GNOME Foundation.
=> Still pending.
ACTION: Maciej to email the Board the current draft of the platform
license policy for review.
=> Still pending.
ACTION: Havoc to email Sander to see if he has a suggestion for
a replacement release coordinator.
=> Put on the agenda
ACTION: Havoc to send mail introducing Kjartan to Leslie
and the mystery guest so that we can get feature list
for 1.4.1 press release.
ACTION: Owen to check details of email/shell-account/cvs policy.
ACTION: Mjs to build the "release coordinator duties"
ACTION: Havoc to send mail seeking a release coordinator
ACTION: Tim to send a mail to Rob Gingell to get the lawyers paid
- approved minutes from last meeting
- release coordinator
Get a list of "release coordinator duties"
We need someone with a thick skin ...
- email/CVS/etc. policy
Federico sent this to the foundation list
- status update from Tim, including the following topics at least:
- bank resolution (to open account) - appended also
Seems Silicon Valley Bank is nice since represented both in
the Silicon Valley and Boston
Signers will be: Dan, Miguel and Tim
=> Approved, using money from the account needs Board approval
Account opening will come from Ximian
We still need a Tax ID number
Two first planned expenses are Tim's salary and LWE.
=> Tim goes to organize the booth and the Board will pay the travel
- revising advisory board list, talking to people on board
Tim will organize with Havoc to get contacts
- can we figure out what is up with the lawyer;
Asked the Law firm to send the invoice. It was not paid so far
and we can't make process untill this is fixed.
- getting accessibility press release sent out at the
=> we have a final copy appoved, but we need to have it
sent and published on the Web site at the right time
Tim will organize this
- interoperability and ALS; getting something going here
Havoc will try to get ideas and topic to hack on there.
It's in the beginning of November Aukland (CA)
People planning to go there should probably start looking for
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