X.Org Elections Are Next Month, Will Vote Again About SPI Merger
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org on 23 February 2016 at 11:37 AM EST. Add A Comment
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The X.Org Foundation is set to hold elections beginning next month for four new board of directors as well as the adoption of changes to the foundation's by-laws for allowing it to become part of SPI.

The X.Org Board of Directors nomination period begins tomorrow and runs through 15 March. Following that three week period, the publication of candidates is expected on 17 March followed by a public Q&A for anyone wanting to ask questions to the potential new directories.

The X.Org 2016 elections are currently expected to begin 30 March and run through 12 April. Four seats are up for grabs with the X.Org board seats expiring this term for Alex Deucher, Matt Dew, Egbert Eich, and Keith Packard. More details on this year's election plans via the X.Org Wiki.

Besides electing new officers, there will also be the vote again that's ultimately about whether to merge with SPI, Software in the Public Interest. Last year's X.Org+SPI voting failed due to not securing the minimum number of needed votes.
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