X.Org Foundation Board of Directors 2010 Election

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Tue Feb 16 06:23:00 PST 2010

(Speaking as an ex-Board member.)

On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 08:54:27AM +0100, ps wrote:
> As X.Org is the successor of the XConsortium, I expect there should be a 
> roadmap of where X Window development is heading and how much money is 
> needed to reach these goals and how these funds are expected to be raised.

X.Org is the successor of the Consortium, yes: X.Org the technical
organisation as well as the X.Org Foundation.  X.Org the project is a
very loose conglomeration of various developers of various affiliations
who do the development, make decisions, make releases, et al.  The
Foundation is the body which receives and doles out the money, whose
membership is primarily drawn from X.Org.

So, if you want a technical roadmap, consult X.Org.  If you want a
financial overview, consult the Foundation.  These two are entirely
separate -- paid-for development is explicitly _not_ the job of the
Foundation -- for good reason.  The Consortium was some kind of
unbelievable disaster, and if you don't believe this, then have a look
at the pre-X.Org releases, particularly as to how they compared to their
contemporary windowing systems.

If there's any particular development you'd like to see done, then there
are quite a few companies who employ X developers (including mine) who
accept consulting clients.  Our operators are waiting to take your call,

> Is there such a roadmap?

Well, this list.  From the Foundation, no, and hopefully never.

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