Summary of the 08 August 2013 meeting of the X.Org Foundation Board of Directors

Full IRC meeting logs are posted at BoardOfDirectors/IrcLogs/2013/08-08.



  • Alan Coopersmith, Martin Peres, Peter Hutterer, Alex Deucher, Matthias Hopf, Matt Dew, Stuart Kreitmann


  • Keith Packard


Last weeks were finance entertainment weeks, with HSBC closing our checking account and troubles with the 501(c)(3). Both are in the process of being fixed.

Three of our four GSoC students passed the mid-term evaluations.

Items discussed

ITEM: XDC paper reviews
All papers submitted to XDC got reviewed and accepted. There is still room
for less formal talks.
ACTION: Martin P to notify authors of acceptance
STATUS: Complete

ITEM: GSoC updates
We have 4 students. One quit for external reasons, the other three
passed the mid-term evaluations.
STATUS: Complete

ITEM: Travel sponsoring
Three requests for travel sponsoring, from David Hermann, Matthias Hopf,
Martin Peres. Board voted to approve all of them.
ACTION: Stuart K is eagerly awaiting receipts

ITEM: Tax and 501(c)(3)
The deadline for tax form 990 was missed, so our 501(c)(3) status got
retracted. We're now in contact with the SFLC to fix this.
ACTION: Stuart K has a confcall with Eben Moglen 
STATUS: Pending

ITEM: Finance
HSBC closed our checking account with no notice. The monthly "analysis fee"
used to come out of the savings account if the checking account was negative
but apparently HSBC changed that without notice and then closed our account.
ACTION: Stuart K to re-open a new account or change banks
STATUS: Pending

ITEM: GSoC finance
Google provides some money to the sponsoring organisation. We need to check
our status as org and whether we've gotten this in the last years and make
sure we get it this year.
ACTION: Stuart K to check previous/current mentor payments
STATUS: Pending