Notes from X.Org BoD telecon August 8, 2006

Stuart Kreitman (SK)
Stuart Anderson (SA)
Jim Gettys (JG)
Jim McQuillan (JQ)
Kevin Martin (KM)
Leon Shiman (LS)
Egbert Eich (EE)


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.