The X.Org Foundation has been operating under a set of Provisional By-laws since it's formation. Recently, these By-laws have undergone a thorough review, which has resulted in a major revision that better reflects the organization and how it operates.
The Board of Directors is pleased to present these revised By-laws for public comment and discussion. All discussion shall take place on the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list, which is open to everyone. Anyone interested in commenting on these By-laws is asked to join the mailing list at http://x.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/bylaws.
The discussion period for this review shall run through 10 September 2006. The By-laws will be submitted to the members for approval in the upcoming election which will be held later this year.
Revisions to the By-laws have been made as a result of the public review. The revised version is available here
Unless there a critical issue, this will most likely be the version that will be put up for ratification as part of the upcoming election.
A couple of very minor editorial and formatting changes have been made. The version that will appear on the ballot is here
This version was approved on 14 November 2006
The Board of Directors is also ready to present a revised Membership Agreement for public review. The discussion period for the Membership Agreement will end 20 October 2006. Discussion shall take place on the bylaws mailing list described above.
Discussion is still ongoing for the Membership Agreement, so a seperate ballot will be opened for it once the discussion and review have concluded.