What's New With The X.Org Foundation? Not Too Much
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org on 21 September 2015 at 10:12 AM EDT. Add A Comment
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At last week's XDC2015 Toronto conference there was an update shared on the X.Org Foundation, which was nice to see since there hasn't been an "annual" report published since 2013, so this would be the next best thing...

There hasn't been too much going on with the foundation but here's my take on the highlights:

- 5 of 6 students completed their X.Org Google Summer of Code. The work included Freedreno on Android, porting passes to NIR, performance counters in APITrace, making the Bochs and Cirrus DRM drivers use atomic mode-setting, and OpenCL image support for the r600g driver.

- With failing to manage the Endless Vacation of Code well, EVoC will be tightened up to known contributors.

- X.Org was involved for one round with OPW/Outreachy to encourage women to get involved with free software development.

- This shouldn't be a surprise to most Phoronix readers, "We are not good at administrative tasks."

- The X.Org Foundation merger with SPI failed due to insufficient participation in voting, but they'll try again and sounds like that will happen early next year during the annual board elections.

Slides from this status update can be found here and the video is embedded below.

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