Notes form X.Org BoD telecon Jan 31, 2006 Present: Leon Shiman (LS) Jim Gettys (JG) Jim McQuillan (JQ) Stuart Kreitman (SK) Stuart Anderson (SA) Kevin Martin (KM) Egbert Eich (EE) Agenda: 1. Minutes 2. Reimbursement requests for BoD travel 3. Expenses for LA show 4. Schedule and agenda review of f2f meetings 5. Should X.Org issue a statement on the software licensing policy discussions presently going on? 6. Organizational issues regarding XDevConf. 7. SK FOSDEM travel funding 8. Reports on possible sponsoring opportunity 1. Minutes The minutes taken by LS are for internal use by the BoD. LS tries to capture the conversation as close as possible and post them to the BoD for review. He is asked to reword emotionally charged statements such that they still capture the meaning without conveying the emotion when requested. 2. BoD travel SA asks for funding for accomodation. He will be sharing with LS and Dave Airlie. BoD travel expenses have been budgeted. No objections. 3. Expenses for LA show SK asks X.Org to pick up shipping expenses for the LA show. Since there is a budget for this there is no objection. 4. Schedule and agenda for the BoD meetings. Scheduling and location issues have been discussed for the BoD f2f meeting, the BoD-sponsors meeting and a possible meeting of the BoD with the treasurer. An email thread has been created to add/clearify agenda items. 5. Software licensing issues Currently numerous individuals and groups trigger discussions on open source licensing issues should X.Org make an official statement. X.Org will make no statement unless addressed directly BoD will make sure any incorrect statements it discoveres are corrected. 6. Organizational issues regarding XDevConf SK gives update XDevConf organization. Conference moderation issues are discussed: schedule will be tighter than on last years conference therefore talk and discussion afterwards need to stay in given time frame. 7. SK FOSDEM travel funding SK's airfare and hotel will be covered by SUN. He informs board that he may need funding for other expenses. 8. A possible sponsoring opportunity was mentioned.