Summary of the 17 August 2010 meeting of the X.Org Foundation Board of Directors

Full IRC meeting logs are posted at BoardOfDirectors/IrcLogs/2010/08-17.

Board Member Attendance

  • Present: Eric Anholt, Donnie Berkholz, Alan Coopersmith, Alex Deucher, Matthieu Herrb, Matthias Hopf, Bart Massey
  • Absent: Keith Packard

Discussion & Decisions

GSoC Hardware Reimbursement

Matt Turner asked if the board could reimburse him for approximately $65 worth of video cards purchased for his Google Summer of Code project to add KMS support to the glint driver and document KMS in the process. The Board approved this request.

501(3)c Conversion

Alex is still gathering required information, delayed by the outage in board mail delivery.

XDS 2010

Intel has offered to donate funding to the foundation in support of XDS 2010.

The board voted to use some of this funding to approve 4 travel sponsorship requests it had received.

It was brought to the board's attention that a Brazilian cable company is using a logo that looks remarkably similar to the X.Org logo (though better rendered). The board is unsure of the trademark status or ownership of the X.Org logo through the chain of X ownership since the X Consortium, and it was suggested that it may be time to create a new logo with clear ownership we can trademark.

Bart suggested running a contest for a new logo design. Since none of the board members volunteered to organize this, Alan suggested this was an area we could ask for a community volunteer to organize.

SFLC contribution

Bart raised the issue that the Software Freedom Law Center has done a lot of legal work on behalf of the Foundation, especially around getting our 501(c)3 conversion completed, and that while the board had previously agreed to make a donation to SFLC, it had never been made. A contributition in the range of $5000 - $10000 was discussed, but the issue was tabled for later discussion.