Board voting ends today, but...

Stephane Marchesin stephane.marchesin at
Thu Feb 18 13:33:36 PST 2010

On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 05:44, Luc Verhaegen <libv at> wrote:
> Since voting is officially ending today I have cast my votes just now...
> but i did not at all feel comfortable doing so.
> While we did start to get some insights in the Boards doings of the past
> year, these insights are very limited indeed.
> There are no transcripts nor minutes of meetings. Irc meetings are
> supposed to be free and open now, but the first one to become free was
> the one from this tuesday.
> There is little to no information about the Foundation Boards
> financial handlings. Several years ago, several companies (at least one,
> Sun) deposited a lot of money into the foundation. It seems that the
> foundation had 222k usd at the start of 2007; and we have 125k usd
> today. We are not getting many details on how these funds were used, and
> we only get some very general statements about how these funds were used
> in the last year. And it seems that nobody on the actual board of
> directors has anything but some hazy ideas of what is going on.

FWIW a fair chunk of that money went into XDS 2007. If you recall we
had a nice conference place and X.Org paid for hosting and trip for a
big number of people (which is also why the event grew so big and was
so successful, we never had such a big venue before and since then).


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