At the meeting today, Martin raised a point about improving the
diversity of the board. Since we did not have full attendance I took
the action to start a thread on the mailing list, so we can all discuss
it prior to making any tangible proposals.
Hopefully a recording of today's meeting is captured and available
somewhere for Josh and Ted to review.
The two points that would need worked out is first identifying a plan
for recruiting for the diversity we wish to gain, and second making room
on the board for new members. Let's hear everyone's thoughts and
opinions on both matters.
Outreachy was mentioned in the board meeting again today, and I took an
action to review what had been decided by the board for Outreachy
So it looks like last time, we were anticipating some external
sponsorship, so voted to establish a way for sponsors to tag their
donations to the program. I checked our donation records and there were
no contributions tagged for outreachy, so I think no funds were raised.
However, the resolution was not year-specific, so if we were to solicit
sponsorship for outreachy I believe the financial bucket is there for
There is also the option to sponsor the students ourselves, at $6500
apiece. However, a more important initial requirement is to identify a
coordinator to run our end of the project. The duties are spelled out
by the program:
The coordinator doesn't need to be a board member, but should be someone
active in and familiar with the Inkscape project. Can you guys identify
someone willing to take this role?
A book purchasing program was raised at today's board meeting, as an
idea to stimulate both community involvement and participation in
We've done book purchasing programs successfully a couple times before,
and they proved to be cost-effective and reasonably straightforward.
Here are the referendums for these two events, which lay out a procedure
I think we could roughly follow here as well. The email text we used is
* 2013 Developer Education Book Campaign
* 2014 Developer Education Book Campaign
Mc, you took the action to draft a proposal, right? The main things
that need defined are a) how we determine who is eligible to receive
books, and b) what the list of books are to offer. An estimate of how
many people we expect to order books, and the avg book price, can give a
rough estimate of total costs.