X.Org Foundation Board of Directors 2010 Election

Luc Verhaegen libv at skynet.be
Wed Feb 10 17:14:58 PST 2010

On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 05:01:11PM -0800, Stuart Kreitman wrote:
> On 02/10/10 03:43 PM, Luc Verhaegen wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 03:17:16PM -0800, Stuart Kreitman wrote:
>>> On 02/10/10 11:47 AM, Daniel Stone wrote:
>>>> (tl;dr: Yes, I agree that the Foundation needs to be doing a lot more,
>>>>           but nothing we've done is hidden from our members, i.e. board
>>>>           members know basically as much as you, and that this is a result
>>>>           of lack of time/etc, rather than any desire to keep any
>>>>           information private.  Yes, we should be doing better.)
>>>> Hi,
>>>> Disclaimer: All of this is off the top of my head.  I could be and am
>>>> probably wrong on some of the details.  This does not represent an
>>>> official statement on behalf of the Foundation, etc, etc.
>>>> On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 06:31:32PM +0100, Luc Verhaegen wrote:
>>>>> The X.org Foundation exists to best represent the interests of the X.org
>>>>> Foundation members, by being the legal entity responsible for the state
>>>>> of the Foundation. To a large extent, its responsibility is to manage
>>>>> the considerable amount of funds that the X.org foundation has gathered
>>>>> over the years, in the best interest of these X.org foundation members.
>>>> Rather.  For the record, I think the current balance is on the order of
>>>> ~$us150k.  Around the time we dissolved the sponsors' group, we decided
>>> As co-signer of the checks,  that sounds really high, My guess is that its
>>> knocked down to 1/2 that by now, but I haven't seen the exact balance for
>>> a few years now.  This needs to be sorted before comittments for the next
>>> conference are made.    Keith?
>> So, Stuart, you are not on the board, but you have to cosign the
>> checks... How come there seems to be no certainty about the amount still
>> available?
>> Luc Verhaegen.
> I have co-signed every check since 2005.  Keith has given me a verbal on  
> the balance from time to
> time, but I haven't seen a written or historical accounting in a while.   
> I trust Keith doesn't want to
> do something dumb like bounce a check, and you can ask him about how  
> skeptical and severe
> I am when it comes to COUNTER-signing.  After all, most of this money  
> originated from my employer.
> By the way, do you have receipts for reimbursement of FOSDEM costs?
> Stuart

My question was more about how it could be possible that there seems to 
be a rather large discrepancy between what you think should be in the 
accounts, and what Daniel, a board member not handling funds, thinks 
should be in the accounts. This seems a weird situation.

Like last year, there are no FOSDEM costs. After some questions were 
raised about the social event, I decided to also forgo asking X.org 
sponsorship for that.

Luc Verhaegen.

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