X.Org Foundation Board of Directors 2010 Election

Luc Verhaegen libv at skynet.be
Wed Feb 10 15:48:48 PST 2010

On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 03:22:12PM -0800, Barton C Massey wrote:
> In message <20100210173132.GB3488 at skynet.be> you wrote:
> > This is what the bylaws state: "The Board shall keep
> > minutes of its meetings in which shall be recorded all
> > action taken by it, and at least a summary thereof shall
> > be submitted to the Members at least annually."  [1]
> I have submitted an annual State of the Organization report
> during each of the last several years, most recently in
> January 2009.  My apologies that my 2010 report is a bit
> late.  The report does not contain a complete record of all
> actions taken. However to the best of my knowledge no
> important information was omitted.  I believe this report
> constitutes a summary according to the intent of the bylaws.

Don't you feel that the state of the organization, and thus the way it 
was gouverned in the last year, influences the voting for the new board?

> I also have meeting transcripts from each meeting starting
> with when we first began meeting on IRC.  I haven't taken
> the time to turn these into published minutes, and I am
> uncomfortable in publishing most of them raw since some
> personal statements were made with an expectation of
> privacy.  However, we recently moved to open our meetings.

When is "recently"? I would suggest to start making logs available from 
here on. And provide transcripts from when the current board was put in 
place. This i think should be prerequisites for voting.

> I can easily make transcripts from that point forward
> available if the Board so directs.
> Given time, I can also turn transcripts into proper minutes,
> going as far back as is desired.  However, I am incredibly
> swamped right now, so it will be a while.  Alternatively, we
> could designate someone else on the Board or an agent of the
> Board to tackle this task.
> I am sorry that you feel that you have insufficient insight
> into the operations of the X.Org Foundation.  Please feel
> free to contact me or any other Board Member at any time if
> you want further information.
>     Bart Massey

There simply is insufficient insight atm, it is not just a feeling.

Luc Verhaegen.

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