For the past two weeks elections have been going on by X.Org members to elect five people to serve as board of directors for the X.Org Foundation, the formal 501(c)(3) organization that backs the development of the X.Org project. The elections for the board of directors takes place annually replacing four of the eight members each time around, but this year the elections have been particularly interesting...
A bunch of software engineers who have problems with attending meetings, documentation and finance.
Probably the problem would vanish within days if Intel or one of the other companies just sponsored an accountant. I wonder why that's not already happening, participation in Open Source Projects is not limited to engineers.
The Foundation is not a 501(c)(3) yet. It's still a Delaware LLC, in the process of transitioning to a 501(c)(3) with help from the SFLC, but this is slow going.
Also, I said that I personally found it difficult to attend the meetings, as I'm the only one in Asia/Oceania. When it comes to scheduling meetings, you can really pick two out of America, Europe and Asia, so Australia lost out. This was fair enough, and one of the reasons I decided to leave. It doesn't impact anyone else on the board, past, present or in the current crop of candidates.