Inkscape Board Meeting Transcript for Friday, 2022-09-02

tedHowdy folks.
=== START MEETING ===
Agenda:
* SFC Items (ted)
* Student programs (Outreachy, GSoC, etc) ( @Tav )
* Developer meeting update (Mc)
* Vectors update ( @ryangorley )
* Infrastructure update ( @doctormo )
* Administrator job retrospective ( ? )
* Security Key Program (Mc)
* Current Votes/FSA Signing Status
* Next Meeting: Oct 7, 2022
Okay, and I'll kick it off with my report.
* SFC Items (ted)
Financial overview from the SFC: https://gitlab.com/-/snippets/2401205
The
big exciting change there is the mega-Paypal import is now complete.
Thanks to bkuhn for getting that data in there.
16:58
Mcah that reminds me I should print the agreement and look for a post office17:01
tedThat includes all the Paypal donations up to 7/28.17:01
bkuhnWell, some of the paypal donations from July still aren't imported right …17:02
tedMc, good, I was going to mention that, but later :-)
bkuhn, ah okay.
I've updated the allocations sheet that I keep here: https://office.inkscape.org/nextcloud/index.php/s/yqgxF5ecknaYzNF
Besides
the amount updates there is also a column for the RT numbers. This is mostly so I can check them with Pono during our monthly RT sync. But if you need them, they're there.
17:02
bkuhn… of and sorry that the paypal imports have some trouble keeping up to date BTW; some trouble with the paypal API that I'm happy to explain if folks want more data.  It's why I stopped by in case you had questions about the delays.17:03
tedAlso, I took out the individual donations and removed the names so that all the data is just amounts and dates so it is anonymized and could be shared.
Made that into a spreadsheet here: https://office.inkscape.org/nextcloud/index.php/s/3LBeCLSRDByHkc2
Which
includes a week-by-week graph of donations, which shows that in fact our donations did go up for a couple weeks with the release.
The other outlier there is that on 4/29 we received a very kind donation of $1800. But that kinda messes up looking at the release bump a few weeks later.
One thing to note is that these are the donations after the SFC's 10% but before Paypal fees. So comparing to other numbers might be weird. Good for trends but not for detailed analysis of amounts.
17:03
Mcdo we have older year data to see if "75% of projected in early september" is as usual ?17:04
tedOkay, so take those numbers with the grain of salt that bkuhn just mentioned :-)
Yeah, I can do that.
I'll try to do a year-over-year for next month. That would be interesting.
17:04
ponoLet me know if you need any additional data.17:05
tedK, thanks pono, I think I have it, but devil's in the details.
Also, that data is through 7/28, so it would seem we are a bit higher. But the trend line is down slightly.
17:05
bkuhnted: all the salt is in the positive direction, donation numbers are probably a bit higher by about $1k (guestimate) than what you see there as of today.17:06
tedNot worried about it, just just noticing. I think we'll still hit the $75K from last year.
Ah, yeah, that might explain the downward angle of the graph too.
K, if there's no further questions we can move to our next item:
* Student programs (Outreachy, GSoC, etc) ( @Tav )
I think we're close to the end of GSoC.
17:06
Mchttps://developers.google.com/open-source/gsoc/timeline
indeed
17:09
tedHaven't seen anyone from RocketChat though...17:09
Mc(Sep 19th)
we can follow some of the projects on their MRs but the students are less active in the community unfortunately
17:09
tedSeems we're connecting to RC.17:10
scislac[m]Sorry, reading log to catch up.17:10
tedscislac: howdy!
Mc, so besides mentor's reviews is there anything we need to do as a project?
17:11
Mcnope
well, convince all contributors to stay around on the long term, of course
17:11
tedCool. Great.
Heh, yeah :-)
17:12
karencould publicize the results of the projects or just what was worked on with thanks for the contributors
:)
17:12
McI think the vectors team do that indeed17:12
tedYeah, that'd be good.
Is there a Vectors meeting tomorrow? We could add it to the agenda.
(seems like they're always the day after this one, but I'm not sure)
17:12
ryangorleyYes17:13
tedGreat, I'll make sure to get it on the agenda.
Thanks karen for the idea.
17:13
karenanother thing is to encourage the mentors to reach out to their interns to see what their goals are post-internship, so that those relationships can be established post-program
and they feel supported, that kind of causes a lot of unexpected positive conversations
just an idea :)
17:13
tedHmm, that is interesting. Not sure we've ever done something like that.
Mc, thoughts?
17:14
Mcsure17:15
karenit encourages interns to ask for recommendations, etc, or get help networkign with other people in the project if htey haven't already17:15
tedMakes sense.
Some good ideas.
Next up I have the developer checkin.
* Developer meeting update (Mc)
17:16
Mcmh, I missed 2 out of the 4 ones since last time I think :p
I'll have to look into when people want 1.2.2 to happen
17:17
tedCool. No major issues like 1.2.1?
More for translations?
17:18
Mcnot a lot yet : https://gitlab.com/inkscape/inkscape/-/commits/1.2.x/
we
could wait for the "normal" timing of january
TBD.
17:19
tedK, makes sense. We do get hit by the end of year holidays. Would be nice to be far before or after.
Next up: * Vectors update ( @ryangorley )
17:20
ryangorleyYes...17:21
ryangorleyOthers are able to chime in, but I don't think we have anything to bring before the PLC.17:21
ponoIs the meeting tomorrow on chat or is there a video/ voice portion?17:22
ryangorleyIt's just chat, and it is tomorrow.17:22
pono👍17:22
ryangorleyI'm still working on the agenda, trying to clean up old stuff.17:22
tedAh, okay. I was looking for it to add the GSoC thing :-)17:23
Mcpono: (on https://chat.inkscape.org/channel/team_vectors )17:23
ryangorleyIt's actually on there, kinda. But I'll get it on there formally.17:23
ryangorleyIf someone who knows more about the progress there could join us that would help.17:23
ponoThanks Mc. I'll be there!17:24
Mcunsure I can attend17:24
tedK, I think that no matter what we have to be done by Sept 19th. I'm not sure which projects are complete though.
We probably need a place to collect reports.
I know my student is using a GH Gist. But others are probably different.
17:24
ryangorley@ted I'll ping you when the agenda is up and you can comment on the issue with anything that comes to mind.17:25
tedSounds good, thanks @ryangorley
Next up I have: * Administrator job retrospective ( ? )
I'm not sure exactly who's on that or where it is.
Does anyone have info there? I feel like we need to complete that before we can look at doing this again.
17:25
Mc@ryangorley there are https://sushantaa.hashnode.dev/ and https://vaibhavmalik.hashnode.dev/17:26
ponoI think we were going to have a meeting, so I'll schedule something with the committee.17:27
tedpono, great, thank you. Do you know who's handling it from our side?17:27
ryangorley(Thanks @Mc )17:28
ponoI think Martin was in charge (I don't think any other PLC members were involved), but I'll send something to the whole list.17:28
Mcthanks17:28
tedpono, okay. Just concerned that we need to ensure that lands... hopefully your email will give it some momentum.17:29
karenprobably best to involve multiple people17:29
ponoDoing a retrospective and then trying again seems like a good path. So I'll gather the folks involved.17:29
karenit's tough, but it's really burst activity until it's done :)17:29
tedIt would be good to get everyone who was involved with hiring at least invited. Even the non-PLC folks.17:30
Mcshould we make a news item about it to be transparent about it (also to make some publicity for the second attempt) ?17:30
ponoMc: I think the plan was to write something together, so I'll put that on our agenda.17:30
Mck17:30
tedK, let's have that meeting and then see where we need to go from there.
Next up: * Security Key Program (Mc)
17:31
McI'm still late for it17:31
tedK, is there anything blocking you? (besides time :-)17:32
Mclet me put some reminder in a calendar at an arbitrary date/time to schedule ie
it*
17:32
tedHaha, makes sense. Deadlines help :-)
Next up: * Current Votes/FSA Signing Status
I talked to karen earlier this week and she needed FSA signatures from: @Tav , Mc and scislac. Please send those if you haven't already.
17:32
Mc\u0001ACTION planned it for Sep 6th\u0001
well I have the physical copy, signed, just here
17:33
tedAnd there are no outstanding votes. So no one gets harassed there.17:33
Mcso I'll need an international stamp and we're good17:33
tedAh, nice. Thanks Mc!17:34
karengreat! send a scan or pic in the interim Mc...17:34
Mcor you can have a US-based fold looking me sign it over a webcam and certifying I'm signing the paper, or something :D
folk*
17:34
scislac[m]@Ted I'll do so later today.17:34
tedHaha, if it is filmed in the US... I'd love to see the legal brief on that.
scislac: Awesome!
17:34
Mckaren: just the last page ? or the paraphs too ?17:35
karenMc a scan of the whole thing ideally17:36
Mccan do17:36
karenI know I want to make a snarky comments about lawyers. but...17:36
Mc:D17:36
tedThis could be like three legal journal articles for you karen ;-)
K, so the last thing I have is: * Next Meeting: Oct 7, 2022
Anyone else have something for the meeting?
17:37
karenoh and don't forget that you should have initialed on the bottom of each page
:)
17:38
Mcyep that's what I calld "paraphs"17:38
karenhaha ted: so funny
oh i see!
:)
17:38
tedK, then I'll call it. Nice short meeting, thank's folks!
=== END OF MEETING ===
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