Date is 2014-03-07, times are UTC+10.
--- Day changed Fri Mar 07 2014 08:10 < whot_> ok, with that out of the way, let's get started 08:10 < stukreit> except I can't click on the topic line 08:11 < whot_> not much on the agenda I think, XDC updates if any. the XDC payments are resolved, check your inbox for Stuart's email. the total off was neglegible 08:11 < marcoz> whot_: ...and one roadhouse. lol, awesome 08:11 <+alanc> http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20140320T14&p1=224&ah=1 then 08:13 < mupuf> whot_: so, XDC updates ... well, I managed to book the room in front of the conference room for us to put drinks and food 08:13 < mupuf> and loads and loads of cannelés 08:13 -!- alanc changed the topic of #xf-bod to: X.Org Foundation Board: wfh! (work from home) | Next Meeting: Mar 20, 2pm pdt http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20140320T14&p1=224&ah=1 08:14 < stukreit> remind me of the dates for xdc2014? 08:14 < whot_> stukreit: 8-10 oct 08:14 < stukreit> k 08:15 < mupuf> I don't think I have anything else to add, except that there are people who are really looking forward to it! 08:15 <+alanc> CFP in a couple months? 08:16 < mupuf> the sooner the better, I would say 08:16 < mupuf> I think I should get everything together in April 08:17 < whot_> sounds good 08:19 < whot_> keithp: anything from SPI? 08:19 < keithp> whot_: lots from SPI 08:19 < keithp> or, rather, lots from SFLC 08:20 < keithp> I have a long email from the discussions, and I think I can just forward that to the board list 08:21 < keithp> the first requirement is that we check our existing by-laws and see if we need a vote of the full membership to dissolve the corporation 08:22 < keithp> after we figure out how to dissolve, we should officially ask SPI to let us join 08:22 < keithp> once we've got both ends figured out, we can start the dissolution process and work on moving funds from the existing X.org account to SPI 08:23 < keithp> The other big item is to list exhaustively all of our other assets 08:23 < keithp> so, that's hardware and (more importantly), copyrights, trademarks and patents 08:23 < keithp> as we will no longer be a separate "real" corporation, we'll have to transfer those to SPI 08:24 < keithp> the good news is that X.org will live for three years after we decided to dissolve, so we have a lot of time to find these things and get them transfered 08:24 < keithp> that three year period is a legal requirement from Delaware (where we are incorporated) 08:25 <+alanc> Bylaws 3.8 requires a two-thirds majority vote of the Members for "the termination or dissolution of X.Org" 08:25 < keithp> alanc: ok, sounds good 08:25 <+alanc> (the full membership of the org, not just of the board) 08:25 < keithp> yes, of course 08:25 < keithp> the board is just a represenative body, not the membership 08:26 <+alanc> yeah, just realized I hadn't pasted the part of 3.8 that said that 08:26 <+alanc> also covers "the entering into of an amalgamation, merger or consolidation with any other corporate body" and "the distribution of substantially all of X.Orgs assets" 08:26 < keithp> sounds germane then :-) 08:27 <+alanc> yep 08:28 < keithp> so, we need to draft a ballot and contact SPI at about the same time. Once SPI invites us to join, we should post the ballot and then inform SPI when the ballot is over whether it passed or not 08:29 < keithp> alanc: the 29 oct 2006 by-laws are still current, right? 08:30 <+alanc> I think so, since we never finished any of our threatened attempts to amend them that I recall 08:30 < keithp> cool 08:30 < keithp> we don't have a text copy of those anywhere, do we? 08:31 < keithp> the pdf appears to be just images 08:32 < mupuf> alanc: we cannot update them without a vote ;) 08:32 < mupuf> hence why I created an spi branch 08:32 < stukreit> Hopefully we can get this dissolution done without updating anything. 08:33 <+alanc> keithp: there's the .tex version in the git repo mupuf made 08:33 <+alanc> which I still can't figure out why cgit refuses to show 08:34 < mupuf> alanc: they moved to xorg/by-laws 08:34 < mupuf> but ... I asked to get cgit working for them 08:34 < mupuf> and didn't get it 08:35 < mupuf> One really need to ask often on #freedesktop to get something :) 08:35 <+alanc> http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/by-laws/ still says nothing for me 08:35 < mupuf> at least, I can now commit to it! 08:35 < mupuf> yep 08:36 <+alanc> hmm, still seems to be in foundation when I look on kemper 08:36 <+alanc> xorg/foundation/bylaws.git 08:36 < mupuf> ah, right sorry 08:37 <+alanc> deleted & recreated git-daemon-export-ok just in case 08:37 <+alanc> wonder if the new subdir needs to be added to some config file 08:38 < keithp> alanc: only tollef knows 08:40 < whot_> so who's volunteering to traft the ballot? 08:41 < stukreit> I'll do it 08:41 < keithp> whot_: I suggest letting SFLC figure out what it needs to say 08:41 < stukreit> even better 08:41 < keithp> I think it will need to be pretty specific and address each of the steps in turn 08:41 < keithp> I've sent our bylaws off to SFLC 08:43 < whot_> ok, so we're waiting here. I suppose the asset listing can start once the vote is approved? 08:44 < whot_> i mean we could start now, but that seems like wasted effort if the vote doesn't pass 08:44 < keithp> whot_: we'll have three years to finish that up, so there doesn't appear to be any big hurry 08:44 <+alanc> I still have an AI to poke some people to find out what IP assets got transferred from the open group to X.Org 08:45 < keithp> alanc: that would be good to resolve reasonably soon; that's a lot of copyright 08:46 < whot_> any other topics for today? 08:49 < whot_> the crickets say no 08:49 < keithp> I got nuthin 08:50 < whot_> ok, in that case we're done for today. see you guys in two weeks