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GNOME Foundation: Stormy’s Update: Week of January 11th

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http://blogs.gnome.org – Started out my week late as it turns out that Amtrak can randomly cancel trains – like for a whole weekend. We had a GNOME Advisory Board meeting about GNOME Foundation 2010 goals. We got a lot of good feedback. After adding another level of detail, I think we are ready to send them out. Look for them soon from the board. (My goals and the Foundation goals are very much aligned at this point, so I am looking forward to getting everyone’s feedback on them.) Attended a Women in Free Software IRC meeting about our day long event at the Libre Planet event in March. GNOME Q4 Report. Got some of the write-ups for the Q4 report – still need to ping some people. Worked with a couple of the advisory board members on how best to help them support us this year. Agreed on amounts and dates, divided some of the payments up, filled out some paperwork, … Sent out request for funding for things like GUADEC, the accessibility hackfest and the other machine that the sys admin team would like to have. Had a few conversations around GUADEC. If you’d like to help with GUADEC this year, please send an email to gmc@sonologic.nl. Looking for people to represent GNOME at the Texas Linux Fest, FOSS Nigeria, Grace Hopper, Educational Technology Day at Ithaca College. Let me know if you are interested! Pinged to find out why I/we are not being included in Open Source for America conversations. (Being an advisor is a lot of work if you’d like information.) Our Google Grants application was approved! Google Grants allows us to advertise through Google AdWords. It’s basically like a grant of advertising money. Now I have to figure out how we can best use Google Adwords. KDE sent a transfer over for the Desktop Summit so we could close the books. All looks good! Participated in the very long thread about free software, open source software, proprietary software, GNOME and companies on the Foundation list. Had a lot of side conversations about it too. Attended the GNOME marketing IRC meeting which was very well attended and generated lots of good ideas which people signed up to follow up on. Worked with James Vasile from SFLC and another organization on some agreements. (Software)