Notes from X.Org BoD telecon August 8, 2006 Present: Stuart Kreitman (SK) Stuart Anderson (SA) Jim Gettys (JG) Jim McQuillan (JQ) Kevin Martin (KM) Leon Shiman (LS) Egbert Eich (EE) Topics: ======= 1. Khronos/VESA Membership 2. Status of Corporation 3. Status of bylaws 4. Election Process 5. Next X Developers conference. 1. Khronos/VESA Membership It was suggested (and discussed among X developers attending DDC) that it may be worthwhile for X.Org to become a member of Khronos the organization that is currently steering OpenGL and related standards. Standards passed by Khronos and technologies developed by X.Org may directly affect each other, therefore it is desirealbe that X.Org participates in the discussion of standards early. It was decided to assing to KM and SK the taskt to explore on what terms and conditons X.Org can cooperate with Khronos. Furthermore it was briefly discussed if X.Org should become a member of VESA or if it was sufficient for X.Org to have funds to purchase relevant specifications: although there may not be a reason for X.Org to actively drive standards it may be importand to know early in advance what technologies to expect. SK and EE were assigned the task to explore this issue further. 2. Status of Corporation LS reported on the progress of the status of the filing of the incorporation: LS is closely working together with our legal counsel to work out the details and obtain documents that are still missing. 3. Status of bylaws After receiving a reply from the lawyer the bylaw committee will meet this week. It hopes to be able to draft a final version avaliable before the next call. 4. Election Process As the election schedule is closely tied to the bylaw process the election subcommittee will draft a schedule once the bylaw subcomittee has completed its work. 5. Next X Developers conference. SK reported that he would be happy to organize another X developers conference hosted by SUN Microsystems. It was also noted that X.Org should to foster more local X developers conferences in different parts of the world - like this year on FOSDEM in Brussels by providing financial and logistical support and encourage local community members to step up and organize such an event.