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X.Org Might Possibly Try Voting Again For The SPI Merger

Last week upon conclusion of the X.Org Foundation elections it was revealed the planned X.Org + SPI merger failed. The failure to change the by-laws and become part of SPI failed not due to losing the vote, but in not securing enough votes to command the two-thirds majority of X.Org members needed to approve the change. X.Org members and the board are now pondering the next steps.

14 April 2015 - X.Org + SPI - 2 Comments
X.Org Foundation + SPI Merger Fails

After almost two years of the X.Org Foundation's Board of Directors pursuing a merger with SPI, the 2015 X.Org Elections have ended and the results were sent out to X.Org members last night.

9 April 2015 - Sub-Project - 12 Comments
X.Org Voting Starts: Will X.Org Merge With The SPI?

The X.Org Foundation elections have finally got underway after being delayed to vote on new directors as well as having the X.Org members decide whether the foundation should dissolve its 501(c)3 status and become a sub-project of the SPI Inc.

23 March 2015 - X.Org Foundation - 2 Comments
X.Org Core Purpose: Free & Open Accelerated Graphics Stack

The 2015 X.Org Elections are finally getting started tomorrow after being delayed and running close on time for responding to SPI's resolution. Just in time for the elections to start, the revised foundation by-laws have been published that shift the focus of what the X.Org Foundation is about.

22 March 2015 - New X.Org By-Laws - Add A Comment
Another X.Org Security Advisory Disclosed Today

Security researcher Ilja van Sprundel previously characterized the X.Org security scene as being a disaster. This researcher at IOActive has previously reported a large number of X.Org security issues and today is yet another advisory thanks to Ilja.

17 March 2015 - X.Org Security - 20 Comments
libXvMC Updated, Drops Pre-C89 Support

While most modern Linux video acceleration is done via VDPAU or VA-API, if you're still using XvMC for MPEG-2 acceleration, a new version of this X11 library is now available.

14 March 2015 - libXvMC - 6 Comments
The X.Org 2015 Elections Remain Delayed

For X.Org Foundation members that haven't yet noticed, the 2015 X.Org elections are running behind schedule. Besides electing new board members, this year's elections are particularly important due to voting for the X.Org Foundation 501(c)3 organization to be dissolved to become part of SPI.

13 March 2015 - 2015 X.Org Elections - Add A Comment
Libinput 0.12 Released, Stabilizes The Input Library's API/ABI

Libinput v0.12 was released over the night by Peter Hutterer as the last planned release of this input handling library to break the API/ABI. Libinput is on its path to version 1.0 for providing input handling on Wayland-based systems, X.Org (via the xf86-input-libinput driver), and other environments wishing to standardize their input handling.

9 March 2015 - Libinput 0.12 - 2 Comments
X.Org & Mesa Start Thinking About GSoC 2015

X.Org and Mesa developers have begun thinking about interesting projects for student developers to get involved in for this year's Google Summer of Code while prospective students should also begin to think about getting involved with X.Org/Mesa development.

12 February 2015 - GSoC 2015 - Add A Comment
X.Org Server 1.17 Officially Released

Keith Packard took a break from his new job at Hewlett Packard working on Linux support for "The Machine" to put out the official release of X.Org Server 1.17.

4 February 2015 - Côte de veau - 12 Comments
Libinput Looks To Dominate On Both X11 & Wayland

While libinput is most frequently talked about in the context of an input library handling the needs of Wayland compositors (and potentially Mir), it's set to also take on the roles of an input driver for the X.Org Server.

4 February 2015 - xf86-input-libinput - Add A Comment
2015 X.Org Elections Get Underway For Board Members, SPI Merger

The election process is beginning for selecting new X.Org Foundation board members and for allowing X.Org members to vote on whether they would like to proceed with joining SPI to become a sub-project of that organization so that they'll take care of the business and administrative tasks.

26 January 2015 - 2015 X.Org Foundation - 1 Comment
X.Org Is Formally Invited To Become An SPI Project

Following last month's failed vote due to not having a quorum, SPI on Thursday voted to officially invite the X.Org Foundation to become an SPI associated project. X.Org would live under the SPI umbrella and let the organization take care of its managerial tasks so the X.Org Foundation board and members could focus more on the actual development.

9 January 2015 - Xorg + SPI - 1 Comment

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