The X.Org 2015 Elections Remain Delayed
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org on 13 March 2015 at 09:30 AM EDT. Add A Comment
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For X.Org Foundation members that haven't yet noticed, the 2015 X.Org elections are running behind schedule. Besides electing new board members, this year's elections are particularly important due to voting for the X.Org Foundation 501(c)3 organization to be dissolved to become part of SPI.

Aside from the matter of members needing to vote on whether the X.Org Foundation should become part of SPI, the elections are a pressing matter due to formalities with only having a set period of time for the X.Org Foundation to accept SPI's invitation to become an associated project.

In early January is when X.Org was invited to the SPI formally by the SPI board. As part of this SPI resolution at their 8 January meeting, "This invitation will lapse, if not accepted, 90 days after it is approved by the SPI Board." It's already been more than sixty of the ninety days... And the election period for X.Org members is a two week period, which is starting to cut things close.

To not much surprise, there was even a forum comment guessing X.Org will end up replying late to the invitation, given the years of poor management by the foundation. Today is the 65th day of the 90 day period while the election process is 14 days, thus there's about two weeks wiggle room for getting things squared away. Originally SPI was going to vote in December (in which case this resolution would have already lapsed) but they didn't have enough members present to form a quorum so this resolution wasn't passed until their January meeting.

It's not known when the elections will start due to the modifications of the By-Laws by the X.Org Board of Directors for SPI and it's taking longer for them than anticipated -- alas computer programmers making up the board with good intentions but with a lack of business/administrative experience as has been the case for years. The tentative details are on the X.Org Wiki. Once the election is underway, you can of course expect to hear about it on Phoronix.
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