From: Daniel Veillard Minutes of the GNOME Board meeting November 13 2001
Date: Thu, November 15, 2001 5:44 am
Minutes of the GNOME Board meeting November 13 2001
Havoc Pennington (chairing)
Daniel Veillard (minutes)
Tim Ney (director)
Miguel de Icaza
Federico (from :25)
John Heard (from :30)
Leslie (from :30, invited to discuss the PR plans)
- Begin to to work on the Trademark registration for "GNOME" and the foot
- The board suggest the release team start being stubborn and strong against
API change requests.
ACTION: Havoc to redirect gnome-press-contact to Leslie
=> Done, and added Tim
ACTION: Tim to get the membership logos on the foundation page
=> in progress, it can get a bit bureaucratic
ACTION: Tim, John and Havoc to get a draft statement on the relation
with the free software and license policy.
=> in progress
ACTION: Tim to work on the Trademark registration for "GNOME" and the foot.
- approve last meeting minutes:
- Discussing the topic to discuss with a representative from HP
We met informally on the phone with him to discuss HP/Gnome
relationship like we did 2 weeks ago with a Sun representative
- printing and fonts
- Discuss issue of Tim's candidacy, make sure everyone is OK with
however we are proceeding
Director and CEO usually serve on the Board of Director as Maciej posted,
this is common practice.
If the board were to change from decisions by consensus to decisions by
vote, then Tim would get a vote, if elected as a board member. He
wouldn't vote in the case of a conflict of interest.
- Report on ALS
Linux Terminal Servers, there is specific problems, Havoc sent an
email to gnome-hacker
Accessibility was tested and demonstrated
GStreamer presentation was looking like that it's coming along nicely
which is great because we were poor in that regard in comparison to other
recent desktops. The Xine player was impressive too.
Leslie gathered a lots of contacts and informations,
it also proved that the "Friends of GNOME" program really got a
lot of support.
- Update on elections
Check gnome-announces, they are delayed by a week, but it's fine.
- Update on incorporation
Going forward we have 3 attorneys working on current legal matters.
We would have to do a Trademark search, then register it.
Seems we have to do that since we have the resources now.
=> approval of that process
- Update on GNOME 2
The second platform alpha shipped, it is API frozen now but
this could be discussed directly with the release Team for accessibility
The board suggest the release team start being stubborn and strong against
API change requests.
The window manager is a problem, sawfish is the main option but we are
not sure when it will get ported.
- Discuss Leslie's Proctors PR plans:
The Marketing Working Group is meeting every 2 weeks
Building a month by month task list
Trying to build "global partners" who can disseminate informations
Cross-platform capability is one key PR point
Building a budget for marketing, and asking member companies for help
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