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GNOME Foundation: Stormy’s Update: Week of December 7th

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http://blogs.gnome.org – Answered a lot of emails and had a lot of discussions. As for things I actually crossed off my todo list: Updated CiviCRM requirements document with a few more process like the travel committee. Met with Dave Greenberg from CiviCRM. He gave me a lot of pointers on how to get started. I’ll be working on getting CiviCRM set up for the GNOME Foundation over the next couple of weeks. Sent out email about the GNOME Foundation changing advisory board fees with the support of the advisory board. Spoke to the Northern Colorado Linux User Group. Gave my “Would you do it again for free?” talk and had a very interesting and involved discussion. Someone from the first team I ever worked on at HP held up a “I heart ObAM” sign. ObAM is the user interface programming interface for HPUX tools. It sat on top of Motif when I first joined the team. (I actually had to read the sign twice to see that it said ObAM and not Obama which is a sign of how my world of acronyms and names has changed.) Did all my expense reports for the last three trips. (I can’t believe people griped about the semi-automated HP/Amex system. I personally would love to have it now.) Attended GNOME Board of Directors meeting. Worked with Rosanna to invoice a couple of advisory board members, including one that is funding a new  program. Had a meeting with Rosanna over IRC. Trying to help balance out her workload. (I’ve created a lot more work. Since I’ve joined we’ve had a lot more events, invoicing, new programs, more Friends of GNOME, etc.) Had a great GNOME Advisory Board meeting about events and copyright assignments. The copyright assignment discussion in particular was very dynamic. Published November Friends of GNOME data. Focus for this week: My goals. Finishing a draft we can share so everyone can comment. CiviCRM. Getting it set up. Starting first with Board of Advisors information and then Friends of GNOME. (Software)