SPI Will Decide Next Week About Associating With The X.Org Foundation
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org on 6 December 2014 at 10:04 AM EST. 3 Comments
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Next week SPI will be voting whether to officially invite the X.Org Foundation to become an associated project under its umbrella.

For more than a year the X.Org Foundation Board of Directors have been evaluating a possible merger with SPI, the group for Software in the Public Interest. By becoming an associated project, SPI would handle donations and hold the funds for the group, worry about the project's susbstantial assets, provide legal assistance, and offer other services. This would be great since these managerial items is generally where the X.Org Foundation has come up short in the past so it would free up the board and its stakeholders to engaging in other tasks.


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SPI will be voting next week whether to formally invite the X.Org Foundation as becoming an associated project. Following that, the X.Org Foundation members would need to take a general vote to decide whether to accept the invitation. Early next year will be general elections anyhow for X.Org Foundation board seats so the Xorg-SPI voting will likely take place then too -- assuming the SPI stakeholders vote in favor of the invitation next week. Confirmation of next week's vote was posted during this week's X.Org BoD meeting.

In regards to the upcoming general elections, the board members whose terms are expiring next year are Alan Coopersmith, Martin Peres, Peter Hutterer, and treasurer Stuart Kreitman.
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