Board voting ends today, but...
libv at skynet.be
Thu Feb 18 05:44:11 PST 2010
Since voting is officially ending today I have cast my votes just now...
but i did not at all feel comfortable doing so.
While we did start to get some insights in the Boards doings of the past
year, these insights are very limited indeed.
There are no transcripts nor minutes of meetings. Irc meetings are
supposed to be free and open now, but the first one to become free was
the one from this tuesday.
There is little to no information about the X.org Foundation Boards
financial handlings. Several years ago, several companies (at least one,
Sun) deposited a lot of money into the foundation. It seems that the
foundation had 222k usd at the start of 2007; and we have 125k usd
today. We are not getting many details on how these funds were used, and
we only get some very general statements about how these funds were used
in the last year. And it seems that nobody on the actual board of
directors has anything but some hazy ideas of what is going on.
All of this makes me extremely uneasy, especially since we have to vote
on a partial replacement of this board, right now.
Is there anyone else who, that with the information that has now become
available, would like to alter their vote? Is there anyone here who
thinks that he has not enough information available today to be able to
vote at all?
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