Issues Within The X.Org Foundation?
Feb 19, 2010, 19:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)
"For the past two weeks elections have been going on by X.Org
members to elect five people to serve as board of directors for the
X.Org Foundation, the formal 501(c)(3) organization that backs the
development of the X.Org project. The elections for the board of
directors takes place annually replacing four of the eight members
each time around, but this year the elections have been
particularly interesting. The X.Org Foundation itself isn't in the
public spotlight too much and there really isn't much in the way of
public communication and involvement outside of this gang of eight.
Since the elections started there has been a rather explosive
mailing list discussion started by Luc Verhaegen and it has
revealed new details about this foundation.
"It all started out by Luc asking about company affiliations of
the candidates seeking a position on the board. The X.Org
Foundation bylaws states that only two people from a given company
are allowed a seat on the board, but this year there are three
candidates from Intel: Eric Anholt, Keith Packard, and Carl