Fwd: X.Org Foundation - Conference Call Minutes - 6th April 2004
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The minutes of the Foundation Call today:
Stuart Anderson Egbert Eich Jim Gettys Georg Greve Howard Greenwell Stuart Kreitman Kevin Martin Jim McQuillan Bankim Shah Leon Shiman Mark Snitily Jeremy White
1. Administrative Items
Howard noted to the group that Alan Hourihane has resigned from the Board of Directors, and requested his name be removed from the Press Release. There are now only 9 active Interim Board Members.
2. Vote to Approve Member Agreement Please see the version distributed on Friday 2nd April.
The following points were raised about implementing the member agreement:
a. There should be a Link for Questions that can be submitted in relation to the
b. There should also be a link to the security document beside the member agreement.
c. Howard agreed to take on the action to create an FAQ to provide a commentary about the points in the member agreement - but not this week.
No objections to proceeding to posting the member agreement on the web, and opening for membership applications.
Jim made points about formality.
Agreed that everything should be handled by general consensus rather than formal votes.
3. Press Release
Following comments on press release were corrected on-line: - Remove the word "build" from first sentence. - Missing quote from the beginning of Russ Nelson's quote. - Egbert would like all his name all on one line. - First quote from the board needed to be reworded.
4. Vote to Approve Issuing Press Release
All agreed that the press release can be issued. Needs to wait until Egbert/Jim/Keith are happy with the tarballs.
Process for release: 1. get the tarballs in place. 2. Keith send note to Leon to do send out of press release. 3. Wiki page needs to be opened up by Keith for access. 4. Howard will send final press release to Leon. (already done).
5. Vote to Approve Foundation 1st Release
Already completed last week. Jim commented that board should approve that release can be made, but not necessarily need to review final release being ready.
6. Election Process and Voting Mechanism (Howard) Please see the document circulated for March 16th call.
Howard commented that we were now about 2 weeks behind on the original schedule. Will update the document for next Tuesday's call, and also draft the text for the invitation to be a candidate for the Board. Next week's call is all about the election process.
Leon thanked everyone for the energy and effort to get the member agreement and press release out.
Jim noted the 20th Anniversary of the X Consortium is on 19th June and that the group would like make the next release on that day.
Stuart suggested having a call later in the week. Jim will host and announce a call for Thursday to see if any issues about the Press Release have been raised.
Howard on vacation - Stuart not available.
Next call on Tuesday 13th at the same time.
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