[PATCH v3] Allow fd.o to join forces with X.Org
peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Fri Nov 9 04:50:27 UTC 2018
On Thu, Nov 08, 2018 at 05:52:08PM -0500, Harry Wentland wrote:
> The leadership of freedesktop.org (fd.o) has recently expressed interest
> in having an elected governing body. Given the tight connection between
> fd.o and X.Org and the fact that X.Org has such a governing body it
> seemed obvious to consider extending X.Org's mandate to fd.o.
> Quite a bit of background on fd.o leading up to this has been covered by
> Daniel Stone at XDC 2018  and was covered really well by Jake Edge of
> LWN .
> One question that is briefly addressed in the LWN article and was
> thoroughly discussed by members of the X.Org boards, Daniel Stone, and
> others in hallway discussions is the question of whether to extend the
> X.Org membership to projects hosted on fd.o but outside the purpose of
> the X.Org foundation as enacted in its bylaws.
> Most people I talked to would prefer not to dilute X.Org's mission and
> extend membership only to contributors of projects that follow X.Org's
> purpose as enacted in its bylaws. Other projects can continue to be
> hosted on fd.o but won't receive X.Org membership for the mere reason of
> being hosted on fd.o.
>  https://lwn.net/Articles/767258/
>  https://youtu.be/s22B3E7rUTs
> - Clarify what support of fd.o projects entails without formalizing a
> two-tier system for fd.o projects that fall under X.Org's mandate and
> those who don't
> - Add link to Daniel's talk at XDC2018
> - Subject line that better describes the intention
> - Briefly describe reasons behind this change
> - Drop expanding membership eligibility
> Acked-by: Daniel Stone <daniel at fooishbar.org>
> We're looking for feedback and comments on this patch. If it's not
> widely controversial the final version of the patch will be put to a
> vote at the 2019 X.Org elections.
> The patch applies to the X.Org bylaws git repo, which can be found at
> Happy commenting.
Acked-by: Peter Hutterer <peter.hutterer at who-t.net>
> bylaws.tex | 5 +++++
> 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)
> diff --git a/bylaws.tex b/bylaws.tex
> index 4ab35a4f7745..5a7542739582 100644
> --- a/bylaws.tex
> +++ b/bylaws.tex
> @@ -24,6 +24,11 @@ The purpose of the X.Org Foundation shall be to:
> \item Support and educate the general community of users of this
> graphics stack.
> + \item Support free and open source projects through the freedesktop.org
> + infrastructure. This includes, but is not limited to: Administering and
> + providing project hosting services.
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