X.Org Foundation Board of Directors 2010 Election

Luc Verhaegen libv at skynet.be
Mon Feb 15 14:21:28 PST 2010

On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 09:26:56PM -0800, Keith Packard wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Feb 2010 19:47:11 +0000, Daniel Stone <daniel at fooishbar.org> wrote:
> > [0]: Namely, it's been incredibly difficult to even get a statement out
> >      out of our current bank.  We've been hoping to switch for quite
> >      some time, but unfortunately this is basically predicated on the
> >      501(c)(3) transition.
> Yay! Our bank now makes statements available over email. Which makes
> things easier for me to find as physical mail tends to get shuffled in
> piles around my office.
> In any case, I've got a tentative accounting for our activities last
> year (I'm checking with Stuart Kreitman as he holds the other checkbook)
> and can summarize them by referencing two activities -- we paid for XDS
> expenses, both travel and hosting (for a total of about $7k) and we paid
> $3k to host machines at MIT. We've got around $125k left in the bank,
> which again makes me not get too excited about looking for additional
> funding sources.
> My personal goal for the organization is to get us to a spend rate of at
> least $20k a year, and to have about 2X that in the bank (other's may
> disagree with the numbers, of course). Which means that if you have a
> good idea that would help X.org development, and you just need money to
> make it happen, please bring it to the board and we'll figure out if we
> can fund it.
> Our 501(c)3 filing papers state that we are a non-profit educational
> foundation, so pretty much anything which educates people about the X
> window system and related technologies is in-scope for us.
> > [1]: When basically the entire board is present at a conference, we have
> >      generally taken the opportunity to have an extended -- usually two
> >      hours plus -- meeting over lunch or dinner, which is then expensed.
> >      When this was done at Cambridge, I believe the cost was on the order
> >      of £20 per head.
> We haven't managed even that in the last couple of years.
> -- 
> keith.packard at intel.com

Can we get some more details here please? Alanc also mentioned ssl 
certificates, FOSDEM 2010 and Videohackfest from the top of his head.

Luc Verhaegen.

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