Notes form X.Org BoD telecon Feb 28, 2006 Present: Stuart Kreitman (SK) Stuart Anderson (SA) Jim McQuillan (JQ) Kevin Martin (KM) Leon Shiman (LS) Egbert Eich (EE) Topics ------ 1. Approval of minutes and notes from last meeting 2. Report on exchange with assigned lawyer of SFLC 3. Bylaw workgroup (KM, SA, EE) report rewrite status 4. Report FOSDEM 5. Upcoming events 1. Approval of minutes and notes Minutes taken by LS and summary notes for publication by EE taken at last call were approved. Also new minute format which does not list individual statements but describes the course of the discussions and the arguments looked at was approved. It was noted as notes and minutes are taken independently that there may be slight differences due to different perspectives of the authors. It was agreed that this should not be a problem as long as the differences are insubstantial. It also was noted that each one serves a different purpose. 2. Report on exchange with assigned lawyer of SFLC LS as secretary reported reported that SFLC has assigned Karen Sandler as the laywer to help with the irc 501(c)3 filings and bylaw revisions. She will look into what has been filed so far and if it may be useful to redo things already done. SA has been appointed as the contact to the legal counsel by the bylaw workgroup. 3. Bylaw workgroup (KM, SA, EE) report rewrite status The bylaw workgroup reported that it had met 3 times already however that further meetings are required to complete the task and provide a draft for board and legal review. March 6, is the current target date for completion. If there is a slip the board will be notified in time. Two of the bylaw workgroup members are also on the election committee; since the completion of the bylaw revision is a prerequisite for the election and is the more time consuming task the majority of the current effords were spent on it. 4. Report FOSDEM SK and EE have attended the FOSDEM X HotHouse and DevRoom. It was noted that the event was a big success, the HotHouse had attracted more participants than expected. It provided a good opportunity for developers to meet and exchange. The talks at the DevRoom were well visited (some were crowded). It was noted that there seems to be a disconnect between X.Org as an organization and the people who are working for X.Org as a development project. The board formally thanks Luc Verhagen for the excellent job he has done to organize the event. 5. Upcoming events X.Org has been invited to give a presentation at FOSE - a US government trade show held in Washington DC (USA). Also FISL at Brasil is coming up. JQ will be there and SK might.