Jan 28 2013

Membership subscriptions open and Extraordinary General Meeting

1) Yesterday, the council opened membership subscriptions to the OpenMandriva Association. Anyone wanting to be a member can now send a mail to council@openmandriva.org giving their name and the reason why they would like to be part of the OpenMandriva Association.

There is no requirement of being a developer or of being involved day-to-day activities, but as the subscription is free it’s important for us to be sure that people who will have the rights to vote on important decisions are really concerned about helping and supporting OpenMandriva.

The process of registration comprises two steps. The first step is the approbation of the council for being a member, the second step is the actual registration (which will need some information to be sent by the applicant via mail, not email, but real mail, with paper, stamps etc., and finally a certificate being created on the applicant’s computer(s) for further correspondence. This will be done only once, so don’t worry. If your subscription is validated by the Council, all the further step-by-step explanations will be sent to the applicant.

Be sure to read the Articles of the Association, before applying for subscription

2) The founders of OpenMandriva, which are currently the temporary Council of the association called, yesterday, for an Extraordinary General Meeting where all members will be allowed to vote for their representatives and even stand for being elected. This Meeting will happen on IRC on the channel #openmandriva handled by the server freenode at 16:00 UTC (please check your corresponding timezone for example using the timezone converter) in the 15 of February.

People wanting to participate, who are not already members of the association, please ask for subscription, if possible before Saturday 2013-02-02, when will happen our next council meeting, and latest by Saturday 2013-02-09. After that, the subscription will, of course, stay open, however members subscribing will not be able to participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting.

People who want to stand for being elected should write to council@openmandriva.org.

As a reminder, we can have between 5 to 17 administrators in the council. So be careful. Being a member of the council needs some regular and quite important involvement.

The council is here for represening the association, helping teams create and distribute the products of OpenMandriva by securing cash, hardware, and other donations, and using donations to aid our development and promotion.

The council holds properties for the good of the entire association. These properties include the OpenMandriva trademarks, hardware, networking equipment and cash money. It makes the properties available to individual contributors as needed in order to support OpenMandriva products. This may include, depending on our treasury, paying for travel to meetings, subsidizing events, purchasing individual hardware and offsetting other costs.

The council approaches sponsors and supporting members for resources in order to carry out these activities. And mainly, listening to the board of sponsors, technical committee, external consultants and the user community representatives, it will elaborate an overall strategy.

If you are willing to help OpenMandriva through development or participation and organization of events, there is no need to be part of the Council.1. Ieri il Consiglio ha aperto le iscrizioni per le adesioni all’Associazione OpenMandriva. Chi desidera diventare membro può inviare una mail a council@openmandriva.org comunicando il nome e il motivo per cui vorrebbe entrare a far parte dell’Associazione OpenMandriva.

Non occorre essere uno sviluppatore o svolgere attività che richiedono un impegno quotidiano, ma siccome l’adesione è libera, per noi è importante essere certi che le persone che avranno diritto di voto su importanti decisioni siano veramente interessate ad aiutare e sostenere il progetto OpenMandriva.

Il processo di registrazione comprende due fasi. Il primo passo è l’approvazione del membro da parte del Consiglio, il secondo passo è l’effettiva registrazione (sarà necessario l’invio di alcune informazioni che il richiedente dovrà far pervenire a mezzo posta, non e-mail, ma la posta reale, con carta, timbri, ecc.) ed infine la creazione di un certificato sul computer del richiedente per la successiva corrispondenza. Non preoccupatevi, questo sarà fatto solo una volta. Se l’adesione verrà approvata da parte del Consiglio, saranno inviati al richiedente tutti gli ulteriori chiarimenti passo a passo.

Leggete attentamente lo Statuto dell’ Associazione, prima di procedere all’adesione.

2. Il Consiglio provvisorio dell’Associazione, composto dai fondatori di OpenMandriva, ieri ha convocato una Assemblea Straordinaria nella quale tutti i membri potranno votare i loro rappresentanti oppure venire eletti essi stessi. Questo incontro avverrà su IRC, canale #openmandriva gestito dal server freenode, il 15 febbraio alle ore 16:00 UTC (si prega di controllare il corrispondente fuso orario utilizzando ad esempio il convertitore timezone converter).

Le persone che vogliono partecipare, che non sono già membri dell’Associazione, sono pregate di farne richiesta, se possibile prima di sabato 02 febbraio 2013, quando si terrà la prossima riunione del Consiglio, o al più tardi entro sabato 09 febbraio 2013. Dopo tale data la sottoscrizione rimarrà aperta, naturalmente, tuttavia i membri richiedenti non potranno partecipare all’ Assemblea Generale Straordinaria.

Le persone che desiderano partecipare per essere eletti devono comunicarlo a council@openmandriva.org.

Come promemoria, noi possiamo avere da 5 a 17 amministratori nel Consiglio. Perciò fate bene attenzione. Essere un membro del Consiglio richiede un coinvolgimento regolare ed impegnativo.

Il Consiglio è costituito per rappresentare l’Associazione, aiutare i gruppi a creare e distribuire i prodotti OpenMandriva assicurando denaro, hardware e altre donazioni, e utilizzando le donazioni per favorire lo sviluppo e la promozione dei nostri prodotti.

Il Consiglio tiene cura delle proprietà per conto di tutta l’Associazione. Queste proprietà includono i marchi OpenMandriva, attrezzature hardware e network, denaro contante. Rende le proprietà disponibili per collaboratori individualmente se necessario per il supporto dei prodotti OpenMandriva. Questo può comprendere, a seconda dell’ammontare a disposizione, pagamento per spese di viaggio, sovvenzioni per eventi, acquisto di hardware individuale e rimborsi vari.

Il Consiglio contatta gli sponsor e i membri sostenitori per le risorse necessarie a svolgere tali attività. E soprattutto, sentite le opinioni degli sponsor, dei comitati tecnici, dei consulenti esterni e dei rappresentanti della Comunità, elabora una strategia globale.

Ricordiamo anche che se desiderate aiutare OpenMandriva nello sviluppo o con la partecipazione e l’organizzazione di eventi, non è indispensabile far parte del Consiglio.Als iemand zich geroepen en aangetrokken voelt om deel uit te maken van de OpenMandriva Association dan staat hier (inhet Engels) de Aanmeldingsprocedure.Verder lees je daarin over de aankondiging voor een Buitengewone Algemene Vergadering.

Maak je ook even bekend in het Nederlandstalige deel van het forum. Dan weten we wie zich aangemeld heeft.

1) Yesterday, the council opened membership subscriptions to the OpenMandriva Association. Anyone wanting to be a member can now send a mail to council@openmandriva.org giving their name and the reason why they would like to be part of the OpenMandriva Association.

There is no requirement of being a developer or of being involved day-to-day activities, but as the subscription is free it’s important for us to be sure that people who will have the rights to vote on important decisions are really concerned about helping and supporting OpenMandriva.

The process of registration comprises two steps. The first step is the approbation of the council for being a member, the second step is the actual registration (which will need some information to be sent by the applicant via mail, not email, but real mail, with paper, stamps etc., and finally a certificate being created on the applicant’s computer(s) for further correspondence. This will be done only once, so don’t worry. If your subscription is validated by the Council, all the further step-by-step explanations will be sent to the applicant.

Be sure to read the Articles of the Association, before applying for subscription

2) The founders of OpenMandriva, which are currently the temporary Council of the association called, yesterday, for an Extraordinary General Meeting where all members will be allowed to vote for their representatives and even stand for being elected. This Meeting will happen on IRC on the channel #openmandriva handled by the server freenode at 16:00 UTC (please check your corresponding timezone for example using the timezone converter) in the 15 of February.

People wanting to participate, who are not already members of the association, please ask for subscription, if possible before Saturday 2013-02-02, when will happen our next council meeting, and latest by Saturday 2013-02-09. After that, the subscription will, of course, stay open, however members subscribing will not be able to participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting.

People who want to stand for being elected should write to council@openmandriva.org.

As a reminder, we can have between 5 to 17 administrators in the council. So be careful. Being a member of the council needs some regular and quite important involvement.

The council is here for represening the association, helping teams create and distribute the products of OpenMandriva by securing cash, hardware, and other donations, and using donations to aid our development and promotion.

The council holds properties for the good of the entire association. These properties include the OpenMandriva trademarks, hardware, networking equipment and cash money. It makes the properties available to individual contributors as needed in order to support OpenMandriva products. This may include, depending on our treasury, paying for travel to meetings, subsidizing events, purchasing individual hardware and offsetting other costs.

The council approaches sponsors and supporting members for resources in order to carry out these activities. And mainly, listening to the board of sponsors, technical committee, external consultants and the user community representatives, it will elaborate an overall strategy.

If you are willing to help OpenMandriva through development or participation and organization of events, there is no need to be part of the Council.1) Ontem, o conselho abriu inscrições para a filiação à Associação OpenMandriva. Qualquer pessoa que queira ser um membro já pode enviar um e-mail para council@openmandriva.org dando o seu nome e o motivo pelo qual gostaria de fazer parte da Associação OpenMandriva.

Não há exigência de ser um desenvolvedor ou de estar envolvido no dia-a-dia, mas como a assinatura é gratuita, é importante para nós termos a certeza de que as pessoas que terão o direito de votar em importantes decisões estão realmente preocupados em ajudar e apoiar a OpenMandriva.

O processo de filiação compreende duas etapas. O primeiro passo é a aprovação do conselho para ser um membro, o segundo passo é o registro real (que vai precisar de algumas informações a serem enviadas pelo requerente via correio, não e-mail, mas o correio real, com papel, selos, etc, e finalmente, um certificado a ser criado no computador do solicitante para correspondência posterior. Isso será feito apenas uma vez, por isso não se preocupe. Se sua assinatura for validada pelo Conselho, todas as explicações passo-a-passo serão enviadas ao requerente.

Não deixe de ler os Artigos da Associação, antes do pedido de filiação.

2) Os fundadores da OpenMandriva, que são atualmente o Conselho temporário da associação chamou, ontem, uma Assembleia Geral Extraordinária onde todos os membros poderão votar em seus representantes e mesmo ficar para serem eleitos. Este encontro vai acontecer no IRC no canal #openmandriva no servidor freenode às 16:00 UTC (por favor verifique o seu fuso horário correspondente, por exemplo, usando o conversor de fuso horário), no dia 15 de fevereiro.

As pessoas que desejam participar, que ainda não são membros da associação, por favor, façam sua inscrição, se possível antes de sábado 02/02/2013, quando haverá a próxima reunião do Conselho, ou até sábado 09/02/2013. Após esta data, a inscrição poderá ser feita, é claro, mas os membros requerentes não podem participar na Assembleia Geral Extraordinária.

Aqueles que desejam concorrer à eleição para o Conselho deve enviar sua inscrição para council@openmandriva.org.

Lembre-se que o conselho pode ter de 5 a 17 membros. Portanto, muito cuidado. Ser um membro do Conselho requer o envolvimento regular e responsabilidade.

O conselho está aqui para representar a associação, ajudando as equipes a criar e distribuir os produtos da OpenMandriva fornecendo hardware, dinheiro e outras doações, e usando doações para ajudar o desenvolvimento e a promoção de nossos produtos.

O conselho tem propriedade dos bens de toda a Associação. Estas propriedades incluem as marcas OpenMandriva, hardware, rede, equipamentos e dinheiro em espécie. Torna as propriedades disponíveis para colaboradores individuais, conforme necessário, para oferecer suporte a produtos OpenMandriva. Isso pode incluir, dependendo da nossa tesouraria, pagamento de viagens para reuniões, subsidiar eventos, aquisição de hardware individual e compensação de outros custos.

O conselho reunirá patrocinadores e membros de suporte para recursos, a fim de realizar essas atividades. E, principalmente, ouvir a opinião de patrocinadores, comissão técnica, consultores externos e dos usuários representantes da comunidade, e irá elaborar uma estratégia global.

Se você está disposto a ajudar a OpenMandriva através do desenvolvimento ou participação e organização de eventos, não há necessidade de fazer parte de o conselho.1) Вчера совет Ассоциации OpenMandriva приступил к приему новых членов. Желающие вступить в Ассоциацию могут отправить письмо на council@openmandriva.org, указав свое имя и причину, по которой вы хотите вступить в Ассоциацию.

Для членства не обязательно быть разработчиком или участвовать в жизни Ассоциации ежедневно, но учитывая, что членство бесплатно, мы хотели бы быть уверены, что люди, получающие право голоса в важных решениях, действительно заинтересованы в поддержке Ассоциации и участии в ее развитии.

Процесс вступления в Ассоциации состоит из 2 шагов. Первый шаг это одобрение кандидатуры Советом Ассоциации. Второй шаг это, собственно, получение членства (для этого нужно будет единожды отправить по почте (не электронно) личную информацию, одновременно нужно будет создать сертификат на компьютере заявителя. Это разовые действия. Когда заявка на вступление в Ассоциацию утверждена Советом, заявитель получает все дальнейшие подробные инструкции по мылу.

Пожалуйста, прочитайте Устав Ассоциации до подачи вашей заявки. Articles of the Association

2) Основатели Ассоциации OpenMandriva, которые на данный момент являются временным Советом, объявили вчера о созыве внеочередного общего собрания Ассоциации. На этом собрании все члены Ассоциации смогут проголосовать за своих представителей (в Совет) и/или быть избранными. Собрание пройдет в IRC, в #openmandriva (server freenode at) в 16:00 UTC 15 февраля. (пожалуйста сверьте ваш часовой пояс, например, в этом конвертере timezone converter)

Желающие участвовать в собрании, пожалуйста подайте вашу заявку на прием в Ассоциации. По возможности, сделайте это до субботы, 2 февраля, когда пройдет собрание нынешнего Совета Ассоциации. Чтобы успечь смочь принять участие в собрании 15 февраля, ваша заявка должна быть отправлена не позднее 9 февраля. Разумееется, прием в Ассоциации останется открытым и после этой даты, но подавшие заявку после 9 февраля смогут участвовать уже только в следующем общем собрании.

Желающие выставить свою кандидатуру на выборы в Совет должны отправить заявку на council@openmandriva.org.

Напоминаем, что по Уставу в Совете может быть от 5 до 17 членов. Заявляя о своем желании быть выбранными в Совет, пожалуйста, помните, что это требует регулярной вовлеченности в деятельность Ассоциации и требует ответственности.

Совет Ассоциации является представительским органом Ассоциации, помогает членам Ассоциации в создании и распространении продуктов OpenMandriva заботясь о денежных и технических вопросах, а также спонсорской помощи, используя эту помощь для развития процесса разработки и роста Ассоциации.

Совет занимается активами Ассоциации в ее интересах. Активы включают в себя интеллектуальные права OpenMandriva ,оборудование, деньги. Совет распоряжается активами Ассоциации в пользу активных членов Ассоциации, когда это требуется для развития продуктов Ассоциации. В зависимости от нашего финансового положения это может включать в себя компенсацию расходов на поездки на встречи Ассоциации, оплату собраний, покупку оборудования, компенсацию иных расходов.

Совет работает со спонсорами и желающими членами Ассоциации на предмет пожертвований. Внимательно прислушиваясь к мнению спонсоров, технического комитета и представителей сообщества, Совет будет разрабатывать общую стратегию развития.

Для участия в разработке или присутствия/помощи при проведении мероприятий нет необходимости быть членом Совета.