Inkscape Board Meeting Transcript for Friday, 2022-06-03

doctormo==== START MEETING ====\nWelcome everyone!\n* Financial status (ted) - https://inkscape.org/budget/inkscape/\n* Student programs (Outreachy, GSoC, etc) (@Tav)\n* Developer update / release feedback (Mc)\n* Vectors update (@ryangorley)\n* Updated Fiscal Sponsorship Agreement (ted/karen)\n* Administrator job process status (@doctormo/@pono)\n* Current Votes Status\n* Next Meeting: July 1st, 2022 - https://inkscape.org/cals/event/46/17:00
doctormoHello everyone. Firstly for today's meeting, I pass on ted's apologies for his absence. I hope he's having a great time with the kids.17:00
doctormoping: @Tav, @Mc @c.rogers @ScislaC @pono @karen17:02
c.rogersThanks for the ping. Present!17:05
c.rogersI think Karen os on holiday.17:06
doctormoHi Chris.17:06
McHi!17:07
c.rogersHello.  :)17:07
scislac[m]Sorry, not really here... I mentioned I'd miss last meeting. :) Out of town for a wedding.17:07
doctormoAh, with extra supplemental apologies from scislac. :thumbsup:17:08
McI apologize for being a bit late, but I'm staying :D17:08
doctormoAwesome :-D welcome Marc17:08
Mcare you chairing, Martin ?17:09
doctormoAh yes, I'll be chairing in ted's stead.17:09
Mcgreat17:09
doctormoOK let's get started at 10 past the hour. Welcome everyone.17:10
doctormoTed's passed on the financial update, which is $11.25 in donations, and $2000 in video creation expenses. This is likely incorrect as our donations haven't been calculated for this month.17:11
doctormoAnyone have anything to add about our financials this month?17:12
ponoMorning all, sorry I'm late.
We've been a bit behind with PayPal imports, so there are ~2 months of donations that haven't been accounted for
17:12
doctormoWelcome pono! Do you have any estimate on what we might be looking at or is it all blackbox until the scripts are run?17:13
ponoWe're also continuing the work investigating other donation platforms. Unfortunately we hit a roadblock and are needing to reconsider our approach there. But hopefully we'll make some progress over the summer.
Looking at the past months would be my first order attempt, but I don't have much insight into the variation there :)
17:13
doctormoGood to hear, we're in no rush on that front, we're focuses on spending rather than earning at the moment ;-)17:14
doctormoWe're expecting a bump from the release, previous months might not be a true guide. But it's ok, we can be patient.17:14
ponoOooh yeah, hopefully a bump from the release!17:15
doctormo@Mc since tav isn't here, do you want to report for GSoC, I think it's all pretty much on track right?17:15
Mcyup, all's good afaict17:16
c.rogersIf there isn't a substantial bump, we could work in more of a call to action in the next release video. Ask and ye shall receive. Haha.17:16
doctormoHave you changed your policy on asking Chris? I know vectors and @ryangorley didn't want to do big asking while we weren't spending. Are we turning a corner?17:17
c.rogersAsking what?17:18
doctormoAsking for people to donate17:18
c.rogersWell it's not the main focus of the end of the video at the moment. 17:18
c.rogersBut maybe it should be.17:19
doctormoOK well, let's move on to the developer update. Mc, how are we doing in the developer team?17:19
prkosI don't know if this clashes with Vectors official standing but I don't think we should ever stop asking, and we should be spending too, wisely17:19
prkosor plan to spend, same thing17:19
c.rogersThe Vectors are still getting used to the idea of paying for things.17:20
c.rogersHopefully this video was a good starting point.17:20
Mcwell, things are progressing I think - feedback for 1.2 is mostly positive, with some minor complaints of removed features17:21
c.rogersTrickling in bug reports from the Facebook community. 17:22
doctormoThanks Marc, @c.rogers I think ryan isn't here yet, do you know anything about vectors plans and tomorrows meeting?17:22
c.rogersOnly what's already listed on the agenda.17:22
c.rogersI'll try to attend because I think they want to talk about the release video.17:23
McI've been mostly away from the release since I received 1500 pages of high-level math exams to grade fast two days after the release17:23
doctormoMc: Yikes, that's a lot of exam.17:23
c.rogersThanks for coming back, Mc! Haha17:23
doctormo@c.rogers Good idea, keep us updated on what vectors might want for future outreach projects.17:24
c.rogersWill do.17:24
doctormoWith karen and ted being away it's impossible to talk about the FSA, so we'll have to defer this item.17:24
doctormopono / @prkos how are we doing with the job posting project?17:25
Mcnow I only have two weeks of full-time stuff to do and my Inkscape time should increase dramatically17:25
ponoi think the list of questions has been finalized, but i need to get caught up on the email thread17:26
doctormopono: We should be sure to ask as soon as possible. Otherwise people might start dropping off the list.17:26
ponoWill do. And hopefully can get them out today17:27
doctormoAt least that's my fear. Are you guys super busy over there at the SFC?17:27
ponoWell its always busy ;) but I'll get on the emails as soon as I can today17:28
doctormoGreat, let us know if there's anything we can do to help.17:28
ponoWill do.17:28
prkosThe Job applications review are around about half done. We have come up with what we believe to be objective way to grade the applications17:29
doctormoI'm particually impressed by the spreadsheets you guys have drawn up to fairly rank according to what we want. Nice work!17:30
prkosWe have also agreed on 4 additional questions to send to the applicants, I think those may have been sent already, and we're waiting for the answers so we can grade them17:30
prkosThank you! It was mostly Tim and Michele's work, I gave a stamp of approval :D17:31
ponoOkay, I'll get those sent out today and then forward them back to the list as they come in17:31
prkosWe were all happy with the process we came up with, to make things objective, rational, try to tackle potential biases and other problems that usually arise when hiring people17:31
prkosGreat Pono! Thank you!17:32
doctormoOK, so next up is the Vote update. I don't believe there are any live votes.17:32
ponoThank you! and Tim and Michele :)17:32
doctormo(although this is an item the new hire will actually write down for us :sweet_potato: )17:33
doctormoOK @all any other business before we wrap this meeting up?17:33
ponoThanks everyone :)17:35
Mc:)17:35
doctormothanks everyone!17:36
doctormo== END MEETING ==17:36

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