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.
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