== Proposal ==
Should a $200 donation be made to OSUOSL in thanks for their services
== Votes ==
Jon A. Cruz
== Background ==
Last year we made a $200 donation to OSUOSL in thanks for services
provided, as we've done previously. I'd like to propose we make
another $200 donation this year. Shall we do it again?
Note: Our budget notes we already approved a grant to OSUOSL, but that
approval was last January so the expense carried against FY2014. Yet
another quirk of having been misaligned with SFC's fiscal year... Going
forward this won't be an issue.
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.
The SVG Working Group will be holding a face-to-face meeting in Sydney
at the beginning of February. I know we've discussed funding SVG
Working Group travel through dedicated fund raising but as that system
is not yet functional (and as we've been quite successful in raising
funds the past two years) I would like to see how board members feel
about my asking for funding to travel to this meeting.
The SVG 2 specification is firming up. The one big section that still
needs work is the text chapter. The major difficulty here is the need
to interface to all the relevant CSS text specifications, some of which
are not very far advanced. I've got a ton of issues that need
addressing. At the Sydney meeting there will be a one day joint meeting
with the CSS working group. Being able to sit down with the CSS people
is the best way of making progress.
I've been doing most of the work for the text section. I've had some
help from another group member but he's in the process of ramping down
his participation in the working group. The Sydney meeting is likely
the last meeting he'll attend.
I estimate the cost for attending the Sydney meeting to be about the
same as last year: a bit under $2500 (I was reimbursed $2250 last
Last year's Sydney meeting was very successful from our perspective.
One can read my report at: http://tavmjong.free.fr/blog/?m=201502 This
year's meeting will be more on dotting the 'i's and crossing the 't's
as we try to get the spec out the door.
BTW, as I work on the spec, I've also been working on Inkscape's text
rendering. I've recently fixed some issues with vertical text as well
as issues with multi-line text. I've also implemented the new 'text-
orientation' attribute and there is a rendering only implementation of
SVG 2.0 wrapped text.
On Dec 4th, 2015 we met to discuss the following items:
Hackfest 2016: Leeds
√ Post meeting minutes [bryce]
√ New agenda for next month [bryce]
* Ensure KK and Alex discuss sponsor recognition [Tav]
* Invite Alex to make a proposal for Leeds [bryce]
* Get Project Suggestions list ready for GSoC [bryce]
* Draft budget [bryce]
* Do a vote for another OSUOSL donation [bryce]
Some other topics we wanted to discuss (but lacked the right people):
Licensing issues (GPL v2+)
For details of our meeting please see:
Our next meeting will be held January 8th, 2016.
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