Donna and I have gone through the ledger records to add an Actuals
column for the 2015 budget:
Note that FY2015 isn't over yet, so there could well be more expenses to
come. Also I'm not certain we've captured everything 100% perfectly so
if anything looks weird lemme know.
For 2016, I think we could be more aggressive in our spending plans. It
feels to me that we could afford to be more liberal in our conference
attendance sponsorships. It would be great to also see more activities
like last year's book program; main limiting factor has just been
finding folks to do the coordination legwork, so anyone interested in
organizing something like that please send in a proposal.
Section 9 of GNU GPL says:
The Free Software Foundation may publish revised and/or new versions
of the General Public License from time to time. Such new versions
will be similar in spirit to the present version, but may differ in
detail to address new problems or concerns.
Each version is given a distinguishing version number. If the Program
specifies a version number of this License which applies to it and
"any later version", you have the option of following the terms and
conditions either of that version or of any later version published by
the Free Software Foundation. If the Program does not specify a
version number of this License, you may choose any version ever
published by the Free Software Foundation.
Almost all of our files say "released under GNU GPL" without
specifying the version; thus they are effectively under GPL v1+. The
only offenders I've identified are:
which are GPL v2 only. If we rewrote those files or contacted the
authors to release under GPL v2+, we could change the advertised
license from GPL v2 to GPL v2+. What do you think?
Best regards, Krzysztof
I usually don't see these thank yous from donors, but this one popped in
my box this morning, thought I'd forward it along.
----- Forwarded message from Chris Lamming <cpglamming@...120...> -----
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2015 09:31:06 +0000
From: Chris Lamming <cpglamming@...120...>
To: Software Freedom Conservancy <inkscape@...41...>
Subject: Re: Thanks for your donation of $50.00 on 2015-11-10 to Conservancy (directed for Inkscape)
You are very welcome Bradley.
As I sit here at work, just about to use the software yet again for another
graphic, I feel that donating some money after years of benefiting from
Inkscape, was absolutely the right thing to do. I hope very much that
Inkscape continues to grow and improve - it is wonderful software.
On Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 3:06 AM, Software Freedom Conservancy <
> Thank you for your donation to the Software Freedom Conservancy on
> in the amount of $50.00. The Software Freedom Conservancy is a USA
> 501(c)(3) charity incorporated in the state of New York, and our federal
> tax-exempt identification number is 41-2203632.
> The donation will be directed toward Inkscape, with 10% going to
> Conservancy's general fund, per wishes of the Inkscape project.
> We will use the money to continue our work to support and promote software
> freedom. Your donation is very meaningful to us and we really appreciate
> Would you like your donation to do even more? If you work for a company
> based in the USA, your company may have a donation matching program for
> 501(c)(3) charities. Please contact your HR, Personnel, or charitable
> giving department and ask! Many programs match the donation
> dollar-for-dollar! If you need assistance in talking with your company
> about this, please don't hesitate to ask for Conservancy's help!
> Bradley M. Kuhn
> President, Software Freedom Conservancy
----- End forwarded message -----
I finally got around to doing a review of the code of conduct as I
agreed to do at the last IRC board meeting. I apologize for taking so
long. I think the text looks great! I also think it might be time to
remove the "draft" stuff (Work in Progress at top, copies of other code
of conducts at bottom.)
I made some minor editing changes:
* "Even if" -> "For example, if" (avoid awkward repeating of "even")
* "are conflicted" -> "have a conflict of interest"
* "feeling" -> "feel"
* "parent organization" -> "collaborating organizations" (We don't
really have a parent organization and the text should apply, for
example, to our internet hosts.)
Reminder that the meeting is tomorrow at Noon Pacific time. Check your
times since daylight savings is in effect.
Last month's meeting log is posted here for reference:
On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 08:27:15PM -0700, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> Hi all,
> Last month's meeting went well, and we decided to have another in early
> November at a similar time and place.
> We'll be holding an Inkscape Committee meeting on Friday the 6th of
> November, on #inkscape-devel, at 1900 UTC (Noon PDT / 9pm CEST)
> Agenda is:
> * Funded development
> * GSoC 2016
> * Fiscal Sponsorship Agreement (FSA)
> * Hackfest 2016
> * Budget 2016
> * Other business
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