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Summary of the 14 March 2011 meeting of the X.Org Foundation Board of Directors

Full IRC meeting logs are posted at BoardOfDirectors/IrcLogs/2011/03-14.

Board Member Attendance

  • Present: Eric Anholt, Donnie Berkholz (outgoing), Alan Coopersmith, Alex Deucher, Matthieu Herrb, Bart Massey
  • Absent: Matthias Hopf, Keith Packard, Stuart Kreitman (incoming)

Reports, Discussion & Decisions


Results were posted to the members mailing list last week:

    Alan Coopersmith        130     Oracle
    Bart Massey             84      Portland State University
    Stuart Kreitman         81      Oracle
    Eric Anholt             61      Intel

    Tiago Vignatti          56      Nokia
    Carl Worth              26      Intel

    Thus, the four officers that will join the Board for two-year terms starting in 2011 are Alan Coopersmith, Bart Massey, Stuart Kreitman, and Eric Anholt.

Treasurer Status

Stuart submitted a report by e-mail before the meeting since he was unable to attend:

    I visited my local HSBC branch to inquire about moving the
    accounts there and about getting the 3 years of transaction data.

    Now that I have the authority to request the statement data, it is
    on its way.  For security reasons (!?) hsbc insists on sending
    paper copies only, at a cost of $5 per requested statement. I
    asked them to send the 2 preceding years because I have downloaded
    this past year from online. It also occured to me late that Keith
    sent me a pile of statements electronically, so I will try to
    reduce the number of paper copies made to the minimum.

    In order to move the accounts, I have to actually open new account
    numbers, and that process requires the participation of the branch
    manager, who is presently out of country.  I won't start this until
    after the statement reporting work is finished.

Alex pointed out that the deadline for submitting the information to the IRS was coming up very soon (possibly within a month).

Secretary and Treasurer selection

The board members discussed re-appointing Alan as Secretary and Stuart as Treasurer for another term, but there was not enough quorum for voting, so it was tabled until the next meeting.

Meeting Times

The board will hold an e-mail discussion to determine if the meeting times should change to better fit the member's schedules.

Corporate Sponsorship for Development

The board discussed a recent inquiry by a company of sponsoring a developer, similar to GSoC or EVoC, to write code for a feature they desired. The board members seemed to agree that it was reasonable to consider, as long as the sponsor is clear that doing so does not guarantee integration into the master code base, since it would need to undergo the same technical review and acceptance as any other contributed code.

XDC 2011

Bart asked if we have a date and venue for XDC 2011 yet. The only proposal so far was received from Michael Larabel to hold it in Chicago. The board agreed to put out a call for volunteers to organize the conference.