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XDC2012 Begins To Advance X.Org, Wayland, Mesa

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Published on 19 September 2012 09:21 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org
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The XDC2012 conference began today in N├╝rnberg where future improvements and other features for the X.Org Server, Wayland, Mesa, and other components are being discussed for the remainder of the week.

More information on XDC2012 development discussions will come in future articles on Phoronix while embedded in this post is just the X.Org Foundation's Board of Directors annual update.

This annual X.Org Foundation update wasn't too particularly interesting aside from re-announcing that X11 has been around for 25 years, they are now a 501(c)3 organization, and have joined the Open Invention Network. They're also continuing to promote EVoC.

With X.Org continuing to burn through money now through sponsoring developers/students to attend XDC, Endless Vacation of Code payments, and other matters, they're also looking for companies to get back towards donating money to the X.Org Foundation. Intel is likely the biggest potential contributor here, but now with Sun Microsystems having been acquired by Oracle, they did lose one former big backer.

Sun used to contribute quite a lot to X, but it looks like Oracle probably won't be too interested. Stuart Kreitman of Oracle and X.Org Foundation board member mentioned, "my impression is that I won't be able to go to the well [Oracle] to get payments. Sun used to be a major contributor to the X.Org war-chest."

With that said, plus other reasons, the X.Org Foundation will likely be looking towards smaller companies to sponsor investments into the X.Org Foundation moving forward. At the moment there's around $85,000 USD left within the X.Org Foundation bank account.

More details in the video below.

Less prominent news will be posted to Twitter.

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