Minutes of the GNOME Board meeting November 13 2001 =================================================== Presents: ========= Havoc Pennington (chairing) Daniel Veillard (minutes) Jim Gettys Maciej Stachowiak Tim Ney (director) Owen Taylor Miguel de Icaza Federico (from :25) John Heard (from :30) Leslie (from :30, invited to discuss the PR plans) Regrets: ======== Bart Decrem Dan Mueth Missing: ======== Raph Levien Decisions: ========== - 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 Done: ============ ACTION: Havoc to redirect gnome-press-contact to Leslie => Done, and added Tim Actions: ======== 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 New Actions: ============ ACTION: Tim to work on the Trademark registration for "GNOME" and the foot. Discussion: =========== - approve last meeting minutes: http://mail.gnome.org/archives/foundation-announce/2001-November/msg00000.html - 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 only purposes. 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 Daniel -- Daniel Veillard | Red Hat Network https://rhn.redhat.com/ email@example.com | libxml Gnome XML XSLT toolkit http://xmlsoft.org/ http://veillard.com/ | Rpmfind RPM search engine http://rpmfind.net/ _______________________________________________ foundation-list mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-list
November 16, 2001
Minutes of the GNOME Board meeting November 13 2001
Author: JT Smith
"Begin to to work on the Trademark registration for "GNOME" and the foot..."
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