We had a practice discussion and this is our practice vote.
Background on the vote:
The Inkscape PLC is a subsidiary of the software freedom conservancy.
As such our use of the word "Board" to describe our group can be
confusing to English speakers.
To help remedy this, I move that we rename ourselves to the "Inkscape
Committee" in all our documentation and how we describe ourselves.
* This is the name used in the SFC agreement. "The Inkscape Committee
Will Manage the Project. Authority to manage the technical,artistic and
philanthropic direction of the Project and the program activities of
the Project isdelegated to the Inkscape Committee (“Committee”) as
defined in §6"
* It helps people understand our relationship with the SFC.
* It helps us avoid getting into discussions with third parties that
assume we're an independent organisation.
* There's a lot of things to modify. (chat rooms, wiki, website, irc,
mailing lists) although not all things need to be modified if they are
hard to do. For example the mailing list.
* It's not that important. The SFC don't mind and aren't forcing us
This vote wil be open for one week (7 days) from today at which point
the tally will be made and the decision will be posted to this mailing
list. If passed, I'll announce to the rest of the project (and
especially vectors) and make a start at changing the name. We can do
this bit by bit as we see things.
* [ ] Rename the "Inkscape Board" the "Inkscape Committee"
* [ ] No not rename it and keep it as "Inkscape Board"
* [ ] Rename it to something else (please specify)
Best Regards, Martin Owens
Inkscape Board/Committee Member
As discussed at the last video meeting, the committee/board did a poll
to decide if we wanted to continue doing regular video meetings. There
was a unanimous vote to continue (except for ted who had to leave
before this discussion) and I was asked to put together the details.
Generally people favoured a non-weekend date, any date so long as it
had enough notice.
This is the new calendar entry, it's set to the second Thursday each
month, at 16:00 UTC https://inkscape.org/cals/event/30/
I've also created a room on big blue button. The aim will be to record
each of the meetings and I can post the recording to the right places
(probably here on the mailing list).
The general agenda is to come together to talk about what we need to do
next for the project. We'll still post all votes to the mailing list,
so anyone who misses the meeting won't be left out. But we'll hopefully
be trying to work through some of the tasks we have in the team going
Thanks for everyone's input for configuring this meeting.
Best Regards, Martin Owens
Splitting into a separate thread for readability. (please don't add things to this thread)
It seems that folks want to have a meeting with the SFC to get some advice. I'm happy to facilitate that. But, I'm unsure of what advice we're looking for and what to say we want from the meeting (help me write the email).
Dear SFC, We'd like to have a meeting and get your advice on:
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I'm traveling next week, but I should have access to email. So, let's say on Wednesday (June 23rd) I will combine all the replies and request a meeting with the SFC based on those.