A majority vote of the current board members is required for approving
1. Allocate budget for FY2017 (03/2017 - 03/2018) following the 2015
and 2016 budgets, including allocations to funding pools for an
OSUOSL grant, hackfest sponsorships, and development funding as
2. Add a new funding pool for marketing activities by the Vectors
Team, and allocate $100 to the bucket for FY2017.
3. Add a new funding pool for Google Summer of Code student travel.
This will be used as pass-thru to students in support of their
travel costs to Inkscape+GSoC related events, as per Google
Funding Pool Balance Income Allocation Expenses Total Pool
------------ ------- ------ ---------- -------- ----------
+ Hackfests $11,946 $263 +$5000 -$1487 $15,722
+ SVG WG $1635 $375 +$0 -$0 $2010
+ GSoC Travel $0
+ Vectors +$100 $100
+ Projects $2250 +$2250 $4500
[ ] a. Yes, adopt budget as described above
[ ] b. Revise budget with the following changes recommended:
[ ] c. Do not establish a budget for 2017
At the end of FY2016 our total assets had risen approximately $5k to
$41,645. So far, FY2017 is seeing a larger increase due to increased
sponsorships. Still, our expenses so far this year have been modest,
and there is no pressing need for a budget much different from last
Our last hackfest was managed efficiently and came in well under budget,
however we will again allocate $5,000 from the general fund to hackfest
expenses so that we grow the hackfest funding pool so that it might
support multiple hackfests in a given year, or allow for larger
The new Vectors team is seeking to increase Inkscape awareness on a
range of fronts. Marketing collateral (stickers, bookmarks, flyers,
etc.) may assist their work, so this year a funding pool is established
and seeded with a modest amount. For now the board will continue to
review and approve expenditures as normal.
Google provides funding for travel expenses of students. We may need to
work out how to utilize these funds, but for now the budget establishes
a pool in case we need to track the monies within the Inkscape project's
Our monthly board meeting is scheduled for tomorrow, Oct 6, 10am Pacific
time in #inkscape-devel. All members are welcome.
+ Welcome new Board Members
+ Officer positions?
+ Board election debrief
+ Infrastructure backup/alternate hosting
+ Sponsor acceptance policy
+ Preliminary preparations for 0.93
+ 2017 Budget
+ Merchandise sales
+ Funded development
+ Other Business
Congratulations Mc and CR!
Sorry to anyone who wasn't aware of the election, or thought we were
still running the test election. I tried to make sure we sent out a
bunch of emails as well as patching the software as we went to improve
the visual state of the election.
But feedback is much encouraged! Hopefully we will be able to hold
another election using our new software, especially since all the old
elections have been ported over and you can see our history there.
On a funny note, have you noticed how length of shortened nickname now
corresponds to seniority in the board? Mc and CR are new, so they get
two letters, while tav, ted and doc are all regulars with three. Josh
and bryce the next two levels up respectively. ;-)
Best Regards, Martin Owens
Election Official 2017
On Mon, 2017-10-02 at 16:14 +0000, webmaster@...66... wrote:
> Dear Inkscape Developer,
> The election for Inkscape Board is now concluded.
> -- RESULTS --
> * Chris Rogers (Elected)
> * Marc Jeanmougin (Elected)
> Full Results: http://www.inkscape.org/en/*board/elections/board-elect
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