I am late getting out this notice and folks in the chat mentioned it'd be easier for everyone if we shifted the normal meeting back a week. So we're planning on having it Nov 12, 2021 and high noon Texas time. I think this gets is out of the confusing week where everyone is on different daylight savings time as well.
Timezone tool: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20211112T10&p1=202
Wiki page: https://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/Leadership_Committee_Status_Updates
I'll note that we have a few votes outstanding and if all board members could look and make sure you voted that would be helpful. I hope to do an audit on those tonight or tomorrow and it's a lot easier if all the votes are in! Otherwise you'll be shamed at the meeting 😉
René de Hesselle (RdH) has been preparing our OSX builds for a while, to do that he needs to be able to sign them with an Apple Developer Account. We have reimbursed him last year for this account so that he could continue to sign builds for Inkscape. This is to renew that account so he can continue to sign OSX builds.
Reimburse RdH for the membership renewal expenses for Apple's developer program. This is estimated to cost 99€.
a. Reimburse RdH for the program
b. No, cease participation in Apple's Developer Program
c. Other: ________
I would like to raise the topic of getting hardware into developer's hands. I'm really not sure the best way to do this (or if we should). My motivation is the frustration I'm having with not knowing if I am breaking the our MacOSX code with the refactoring I am doing... and when I do get reports of breakage, not being able to fix it (it's currently broken now!). A little research shows that a 2018 Mac Mini can be had for around $1000. Given our current financial state, that would see like a reasonable investment. I could imagine though, coming up with a policy of what kind of support is given to who could be quite a challenge.
Dear Leadership Committee,
You attention is required to vote on funding for the 2021 contributor's
t-shirt. This vote will allow Ryan Gorley to send out the gift codes
which give a person a 100% off (including shipping) and which Ryan will
be reimbursed at cost from the project.
The process so far
* [x] A design was created¹, edited and has broad community approval.
* [x] Design was sampled and put onto a unisex and women's sizes.
* [x] Invitations were sent out to contributors to confirm their
interest and shipping address to better assess costs.
* [x] All respondents have been confirmed as contributors by team
* [ ] Vote to fund the estimated costs + buffer (you are here)
* [ ] Codes sent out and t-shirts sent out directly to contributors
There are some respondents who have not contributed in 2021, but who
did in 2020. Because this is the first one of these we've ever done,
there was a consensus to put 2020 people into the vote for
The t-shirts work out at just over $20 each, including worldwide
shipping. Which I think is a very good value for the project without
any hidden cost problems. I've added a small buffer for uncertainty of
a. Reimburse $800 or less for contributors from 2021, plus some 2020
contributors because this is our first time.
b. Reimburse $650 or less for ONLY 2021 contributors.
c. Do not proceed with this project.
A majority vote of the current board members is required for the following matter.
Previously we voted on adjusting the FSA to change the list of people who can vote for the PLC positions to be a list maintained by the PLC instead of the AUTHORS file. We sent that to the SFC and they recommended some slight changes. They'd like to see the URL there, but with a mechanism to change it without going through the whole FSA change procedure.
Amend the FSA section 6 paragraph 2 from:
Committee members (“Members”) shall be elected by the contributors to the Inkscape community, which is comprised solely of individuals listed in the Project’s AUTHORS file (“Inkscape Community”).
Committee members (“Members”) shall be elected by the contributors to the Inkscape community, which is comprised solely of individuals listed on the following URL on the Project’s website (“Inkscape Community”), or such other URL as provided to Conservancy by the Authorized Representative upon unanimous approval of the Committee: https://inkscape.org/*membership/list.txt
a. Ammend the FSA as written above
b. Similar to above but with these changes:
c. We shouldn't amend the FSA
We've passed a membership policy, but I'd thrown out the idea that some of that should be in the FSA to make it more official. I suggested some text to mirror the policy, there hasn't been any comments. Upon realizing the FSA is harder to change than I thought, I'm suggesting putting it in now so we don't have to do the signing part again. Putting this to a quick vote to see if it can go in this batch of changes.
Add a section to the FSA that reads as follows:
Inkscape Community. The Inkscape Community shall be defined as a list of members that is maintained by The Committee and posted as specified in section 6.
Adding a Member. Contributors will be added when they have made a sustained contribution to the Inkscape Project and that contribution is verified by three existing members of the Community.
Removing a Member. Members can be removed from the list at the member’s request or by a simple majority vote of The Committee. The Committee should only remove members that cannot be contacted, have ceased contributing to Inkscape for over a year, or who have committed actions that are harmful to the project or its community.
a. Add the section to the FSA
b. It needs more work, delay until next update of the FSA, ideas: ______
c. I think it should go in this revision of the FSA with a minor change: ______
d. We shouldn't be doing this
I was looking for section numbers for the other votes and noticed that Bryce's home address is in the FSA. The Internet is a scarier place than it was when that was written, and it serves no purpose, so proposing just cleaning it out.
Remove from the preamble of the FSA the text "Currently, the principal office of the Project is located at:" and the address that follows.
a. Remove the address
b. Keep it there