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xwin.org: xwin.org Goals

Apr 13, 2003, 21:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Keith Packard)

[ Thanks to Branden Robinson for this information. ]

"xwin.org is a forum for community participation in X. The X development community needs to work together to form a government. The hope is that community governance will encourage rapid advances in the X window system.

"The X development community needs a way to work together to advance X. Some significant technical improvements have been made in the last couple of years. However, the lack of greater community participation is making it increasingly difficult to move forward.

"Greater community participation in development requires greater community control over the direction of the project. A large project requires formal structures for mediating among competing interests. That formal structure (or government) must have the mandate of the people for its decisions to carry weight with the community..."

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[Editor's note: Branden Robinson also submitted this information:

"The community group concerned with the XFree86 Project, Inc.'s model of governance has held two more teleconferences, and made available minutes and partial transcripts of the proceedings..."
The links to these teleconferences are provided here.
April 3, 2003
April 10, 2003 -BKP]

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