Shall Inkscape participate in the Outreachy internship program, and
allow the earmarking of donations for funding one or more Outreachy
- [ ] a. Yes, participate in Outreachy and allow collection of
donations to fund one or more internship slots.
- [ ] b. No, do not participate in Outreachy at this time.
- [ ] c. Other ___________________
| Board Member | 1. |
| -------------------- |:--:|
| Bryce Harrington | a. |
| Josh Andler | a. |
| Tavmjong Bah | a. |
| Ted Gould | |
| Martin Owens | a. |
| Marc Jeanmougin | a. |
| Chris Rogers | a. |
Inkscape will begin earmarking of donations for the Outreachy internship
program, with the goal of participating in one or more Outreachy slots.
Note that at this time it is assumed the cost of the Outreachy
participation will be covered entirely by the earmarked donations.
At the Boston hackfest Máirín Duffy suggested Inkscape participate in
the Outreachy internship program, and offered to help with organizing
and fundraising for it. We discussed it in detail at the board
meetings, but I don't think we formally voted on it. Conservancy
requires a formal vote for moving forward with collection of donations
One way Outreachy appears to differ from the GSoC program is that
funding must be arranged by the mentoring organization. Máirín believes
that adequate external funding can be secured for Inkscape, to cover at
least one student. With the Inkscape Committee's approval, Conservancy
will create a Donate button to receive and earmark funds to be used for
the Outreachy slot.
At this time it is assumed the cost of the Outreachy participation will
be covered entirely by the earmarked donations. If it becomes
desireable in the future for Inkscape to cover portions of the
internship cost, a separate vote will be done.
On Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 08:52:08PM +0000, Bradley M. Kuhn via RT wrote:
> Oh, I forgot to add in my last email, Máirín asked for us to set up an "account". To be clear, we are *not* setting up an "account" for this -- that's a term of art in accounting and it defintiely is not how we handle the situation when an existing Conservancy member project wants to fund an Outreachy internship.
> What we can set up is a donate button, which is what I've changed this ticket into an action item for.
> Since both Inkscape and Outreachy are Conservancy member projects, I believe it's ok to say publicly that the funds are meant for that, but please don't do that until I'm in possession of a a vote in the approvals queue where Inkscape Committee has voted to fund an Outreachy slot. Bryce, please take that as an action item and email to approvals creating a separate ticket.
> But, to be clear, the money will be officially earmarked for Inkscape, in their regular "Income:Donations" account, and the thing that will bind it to go to the Outreachy slot will be the vote by the Inkscape PLC to spend money on a slot.
> If you have further questions about what's appropriate to say during fundraising campaign,or other related issues to this, probably best to discuss in detail with Karen outside of any specific RT ticket.
I've created a new inkscape-vector issue to track and hopefully attract
a person who can coordinate what we should do:
Deb: Does the conservancy have a media pack and press release? These
would make it easier to roll out a news article and create banners etc.
Best Regards, Martin Owens
On Wed, 2018-11-21 at 12:30 -0500, Deb Nicholson wrote:
> Hi Project Representatives!
> As some of you may know, we're in the process of fundraising for
> general Conservancy donations - so we can raise the money we need to
> help you! The administrative percentage we receive from our member
> projects together doesn't pay for all the work we do for our projects
> so we are always going full tilt to get everything done and fund our
> scrappy staff of four people while supporting nearly 50 projects.
> Private Internet Access, along with eight individual donors have
> challenged us to raise $90K by mid-January. That sounds like a long
> time, but we are competing with many other worthy causes for
> -- and financial support at this time of year. As member project
> you are uniquely positioned to help us reach just a few more of the
> people who care deeply about free software.
> Things that our member projects have done in the past that have been
> really helpful:
> * Using social media to share and promote the fundraiser
> * Posting an item on techy or nerdy websites, like Reddit, Hackernews
> or Slashdot
> * Putting an enthusiastic announcement up on your project website
> * Emailing your community list(s) where free software supporters hang
> * Adding a banner to your project website
> * Writing blogposts about our shared work (we could post this on
> Conservancy's site!)
> * Recording a short video saying why you support Conservancy and
> others to support us too!
> Anything you can do to help us amplify the message about
> work and this match would be so appreciated! And let us know if we
> return the favor and share any fundraising or year-end news you've
> happening -- we're always up for sharing what our member projects
> Thanks so much!!
Brynn has been trying to get in touch with InkscapeForum hosts for three
months regarding the possibility of bringing it under the project's
control, since it has served our community for so long as the go-to for
Inkscape help and community questions.
Three months down the line, no response.
Since it's not moving forward, and indeed the hosts may not even be active
in the community anymore, our thoughts are to set up an official Inkscape
forum to host our community ourselves.
Of course, this is no small decision, so I thought I'd bring it to the
board for a vote.
The options as I see it are:
A. Make our own forum, which we can link off the official website, and
begin answering questions there to migrate users to the official site.
B. Wait longer and hope the hosts of Inkscapeforum contact us back at some
C. Something else
Open to alternatives, but since Brynn and other forum gurus are leaning
towards setting up our own forums, I figured we owe it to them to get a
good answer and solid direction as soon as possible.
Thanks for your attention!
Our monthly board meeting is scheduled for Friday, Nov 2nd,
at 10am Pacific in #inkscape-devel. All members are welcome.
* Future meetings/hackfests.
** [http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale/17x/ SCALE] - March 7th-10th,
2019 (Pasadena, California)
** [http://libregraphicsmeeting.org/2019/ LGM 2019] - May 30th-June 3rd
(Saarbrucken, Germany) Proposed. (About two hours by train from
* Merchandise sales
** Evaluate self-serve merchandise sales - spreadshirt, cafepress,
Golden Ribbon, Think Penguin or similar [Mc]
* Inkscape 1.0 alpha release & bug strategy
+ Bug tracking transition
+ Weblate service deployment
* Trademarks - Should we pursue registration in locations other than the US?
* Action Items
* Other Business
Action Items from last meeting:
== Merchandise Sales ==
♢ ACTION: Coordinate announcement of spreadshirt with hackfest [crogers, vectors team]
♢ ACTION: Check with Conservancy on status of sticker production [doctormon]
♢ ACTION: Email Bryce with evaluation/details about hellotux.com merchandise service, for preparing board vote [crogers]
♢ ACTION: Board vote on hellotux.com [bryce]
=== Future meetings/hackfests ===
♢ ACTION: Check into pre/post SCALE meeting options & AirBNB [tedg, scislac]
♢ ACTION: Propose some options and concrete plans for hackfest at SCALE [tedg]
♢ ACTION: Review hackfest fundraising in/out progress [bryce]
=== 0.92.4 Release ===
♢ ACTION: Kickoff 0.92.4 release [bryce]
♢ ACTION: Remember to put correct version string in AC_ for 0.92.4 [bryce]
=== 1.0 Release ===
♢ ACTION: Check in with people doing test case conversion [Tav]
♢ ACTION: ping jimmac/barbara about the symbolic icons for adding the theme to Inkscape [scislac]
♢ ACTION: Plan video for Inkscape 1.0 release [crogers]
♢ ACTION: Brainstorm plans for 1.0beta / 1.0 commemorative merch [crogers, tedg]
♢ ACTION: Review bug fix list http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/1.0_Release_Bug_Fix_List [bryce]
Transcripts of previous meetings: