Every month we have GNOME advisory board meetings that are designed to bring our sponsors and our community closer together – to open up channels of communication. The topics so far have covered things from usability to GTK+ 3.0 to finances. There's usually a short presentation by the team and then there's time for discussion.
From the advisory board members it's a chance to hear in more detail what the GNOME community is doing, as well as the other advisory board members, and to give feedback. In addition, since we invite the appropriate community members or additional people from advisory board companies, it's a chance to meet the experts in the community.
From the community perspective the meetings are a chance to show off their project, get feedback from downstream users and make sure that sponsors know about their project.
The meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month. This month we'll be holding it a week late (this Wednesday) and we'll be talking about upstream, downstream relationships.
If you have any topics you'd like to see covered, please let me know. We're especially interested in hearing from community members who'd like to share their project with the advisory board members.