From: Daniel Veillard
Subject: Minutes of the GNOME Board meeting 30 October 2001
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2001 05:11:21 -0500
Minutes of the GNOME Board meeting 30 October 2001
Havoc Pennington (chairing)
Daniel Veillard (minutes)
Tim Ney (director)
Federico (from :20)
Miguel de Icaza
- getting in serious contact with a new lawyer company.
- discussion of the relationship with the FSF, reasserting our
current status as part of the GNU project. More work still needed
to put details on the website.
- people should send candidacy statements to the foundation list
for the elections
ACTION: Havoc to sent the Advisory Board list to the Board,
looking for completion of the member liason.
=> Tim has answer back from everybody except VA.
ACTION: Owen make sure the mail send to the email@example.com is not lost
ACTION: Maciej to email the Board the current draft of the platform
license policy for review.
ACTION: Havoc to redirect gnome-press-contact to Leslie
ACTION: Tim to get the membership logos one the foundation page
ACTION: Tim, John and Havoc to get a draft statement on the relation
with the free software and license policy.
- approve last meeting minutes:
- Tim announced that the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in
Palo Alto has agreed to work for GNOME on a pro-bono basis. The WSGR
legal team will assist the GNOME Foundation in the following areas:
- getting tax exemption
- copyright/licence/patent issues
Sounds excellent !
they have the starting documents transmitted by Tim.
- Sun donated equipment for the Linux Expo gnome Booth in Frankfurt.
ASLab is donating hardware for the GNOME booth at ALS in Oakland.
Ximian will provide machines for the GNOME Hothouse at ALS.
As a prelude to GUADEC 3, there will be an informal gathering of GNOME
developers in Dublin on November 24th & 25th . Glynn
Foster and Telsa Gwynne are organizing with Proinnsias Breathnach.
Information can be found at http://www.linux.ie/
this seems on track, but there have been no nomination yet.
Those from the current Board should send candidacy statements if running
again for the elections in order to help start the process.
- relationship with FSF:
We have strong links with the free software community, even if
we sometimes don't totally follow the guidelines. The very important
point is to stay close to the people to avoid strong issues. We
consider that Gnome was and should remain part of the free software
movement and of the GNU project.
More actions needed to get a wording defined and kept on the Gnome
- Sun's documentation work:
There have been an agreement between the GNU and Sun on a revision
of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation Licence) needed for Sun to release
its work under that Licence.
So Sun will release its documentation soon.
- Update on GNOME 2
We are trying to get the API freeze to avoid a moving target.
The major apps are being ported, it's looking promising.
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