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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 Worth."

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