[v3] Allow fd.o to join forces with X.Org

Submitted by Wentland, Harry on Nov. 8, 2018, 10:52 p.m.

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Message ID 20181108225208.5217-1-harry.wentland@amd.com
State New
Series "Allow fd.o to join forces with X.Org"
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Wentland, Harry Nov. 8, 2018, 10:52 p.m.
The leadership of freedesktop.org (fd.o) has recently expressed interest
in having an elected governing body. Given the tight connection between
fd.o and X.Org and the fact that X.Org has such a governing body it
seemed obvious to consider extending X.Org's mandate to fd.o.

Quite a bit of background on fd.o leading up to this has been covered by
Daniel Stone at XDC 2018 [2] and was covered really well by Jake Edge of
LWN [1].

One question that is briefly addressed in the LWN article and was
thoroughly discussed by members of the X.Org boards, Daniel Stone, and
others in hallway discussions is the question of whether to extend the
X.Org membership to projects hosted on fd.o but outside the purpose of
the X.Org foundation as enacted in its bylaws.

Most people I talked to would prefer not to dilute X.Org's mission and
extend membership only to contributors of projects that follow X.Org's
purpose as enacted in its bylaws. Other projects can continue to be
hosted on fd.o but won't receive X.Org membership for the mere reason of
being hosted on fd.o.

[1] https://lwn.net/Articles/767258/
[2] https://youtu.be/s22B3E7rUTs

v3:
 - Clarify what support of fd.o projects entails without formalizing a
   two-tier system for fd.o projects that fall under X.Org's mandate and
   those who don't
 - Add link to Daniel's talk at XDC2018

v2:
 - Subject line that better describes the intention
 - Briefly describe reasons behind this change
 - Drop expanding membership eligibility

Acked-by: Daniel Stone <daniel@fooishbar.org>
---

We're looking for feedback and comments on this patch. If it's not
widely controversial the final version of the patch will be put to a
vote at the 2019 X.Org elections.

The patch applies to the X.Org bylaws git repo, which can be found at
https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/xorgfoundation/bylaws

Happy commenting.

Harry

 bylaws.tex | 5 +++++
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)

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diff --git a/bylaws.tex b/bylaws.tex
index 4ab35a4f7745..5a7542739582 100644
--- a/bylaws.tex
+++ b/bylaws.tex
@@ -24,6 +24,11 @@  The purpose of the X.Org Foundation shall be to:
 
 	\item Support and educate the general community of users of this
 	graphics stack.
+
+	\item Support free and open source projects through the freedesktop.org
+	infrastructure. This includes, but is not limited to: Administering and
+	providing project hosting services.
+
 \end{enumerate}
 
 \article{INTERPRETATION}

Comments

Peter Hutterer Nov. 9, 2018, 4:50 a.m.
On Thu, Nov 08, 2018 at 05:52:08PM -0500, Harry Wentland wrote:
> The leadership of freedesktop.org (fd.o) has recently expressed interest
> in having an elected governing body. Given the tight connection between
> fd.o and X.Org and the fact that X.Org has such a governing body it
> seemed obvious to consider extending X.Org's mandate to fd.o.
> 
> Quite a bit of background on fd.o leading up to this has been covered by
> Daniel Stone at XDC 2018 [2] and was covered really well by Jake Edge of
> LWN [1].
> 
> One question that is briefly addressed in the LWN article and was
> thoroughly discussed by members of the X.Org boards, Daniel Stone, and
> others in hallway discussions is the question of whether to extend the
> X.Org membership to projects hosted on fd.o but outside the purpose of
> the X.Org foundation as enacted in its bylaws.
> 
> Most people I talked to would prefer not to dilute X.Org's mission and
> extend membership only to contributors of projects that follow X.Org's
> purpose as enacted in its bylaws. Other projects can continue to be
> hosted on fd.o but won't receive X.Org membership for the mere reason of
> being hosted on fd.o.
> 
> [1] https://lwn.net/Articles/767258/
> [2] https://youtu.be/s22B3E7rUTs
> 
> v3:
>  - Clarify what support of fd.o projects entails without formalizing a
>    two-tier system for fd.o projects that fall under X.Org's mandate and
>    those who don't
>  - Add link to Daniel's talk at XDC2018
> 
> v2:
>  - Subject line that better describes the intention
>  - Briefly describe reasons behind this change
>  - Drop expanding membership eligibility
> 
> Acked-by: Daniel Stone <daniel@fooishbar.org>
> ---
> 
> We're looking for feedback and comments on this patch. If it's not
> widely controversial the final version of the patch will be put to a
> vote at the 2019 X.Org elections.
> 
> The patch applies to the X.Org bylaws git repo, which can be found at
> https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/xorgfoundation/bylaws
> 
> Happy commenting.

Acked-by: Peter Hutterer <peter.hutterer@who-t.net>

Cheers,
   Peter

> Harry
> 
>  bylaws.tex | 5 +++++
>  1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)
> 
> diff --git a/bylaws.tex b/bylaws.tex
> index 4ab35a4f7745..5a7542739582 100644
> --- a/bylaws.tex
> +++ b/bylaws.tex
> @@ -24,6 +24,11 @@ The purpose of the X.Org Foundation shall be to:
>  
>  	\item Support and educate the general community of users of this
>  	graphics stack.
> +
> +	\item Support free and open source projects through the freedesktop.org
> +	infrastructure. This includes, but is not limited to: Administering and
> +	providing project hosting services.
> +
>  \end{enumerate}
>  
>  \article{INTERPRETATION}
> -- 
> 2.19.1
>