2015 Elections to the X.Org Board of Directors and Approval to Changes of the X.Org By Laws

Egbert Eich eich at freedesktop.org
Mon Jan 26 00:09:40 PST 2015

The X.Org Foundation is holding elections for

   - The Board of Directors
   - Adoption of changes to the By Laws.

Election Schedule

Q&A Session for the
  By Law changes start:    Jan 26
Nomination period Start:   Jan 26  00:00 UTC
Nomination period End:     Feb 15   23:59 UTC  (3 weeks)
Deadline of X.Org
  membership application
  renewal:                 Feb 16   23:59 UTC
Publication of Candidates
   & start of Candiate QA: Feb 17              (3 weeks)
Election Start:            Mar 09  00:00 UTC
Election End:              Mar 22  23:59 UTC   (2 weeks)

| The memberships of all X.Org Members have been expired!
| To participate in this election you MUST renew your membership
| by the deadline mentioned above!
| Please go to http://members.x.org/ for membership application or renewal.

You will find updated info on the elections at:


Board Election

The terms of the following Board Members will end this year:

   Alan Coopersmith,
   Martin Peres,
   Peter Hutterer,
   Stuart Kreitmann

There are 4 seats on the X.Org Board of Directors up for reelection.

The Elections overview page http://www.x.org/wiki/BoardOfDirectors/Elections/
describes the voting methods and process.

The election process starts with a 2 week nomination period.
If you would like to nominate yourself please send email to the election
committee <elections at x.org>, giving your
- name
- current professional affiliation
- a statement of contribution to X.Org or related technologies
- a personal statement

To vote or to be elected to the Board you needed to be a Member of the
X.Org Foundation.
To be a Member of the X.Org Foundation you need to apply or renew your
membership until the end of the nomination period.

Changes to the By Laws of the X.Org Foundation

The X.Org Foundation plans to join SPI (Software in Public Interest).
SPI has given it's formal approval and invited the X.Org Foundation
to join.
In order to join the Members of the X.Org Foundation need to approve
this and need to approve a change to the By Laws of the X.Org Foundation.

This vote of the members on joining SPI and on changing the By Laws will
take place alongside the election to the BoD.

The formal deadline for joining SPI is April 9, 2015.

There will be a Q&A session on the SPI membership and the new By Laws
starting with the nomination period of the candidates.
(Please also see separate announcement).


After the nomination period members have the chance to meet the candidates
and ask questions on the members mailing list members _AT_ x.org.

The Q&A session regarding the By Law changes and the joining SPI starts
immediately also on the members mailing list. A Q&A wiki page will also
be added.


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