Results of the 2015 Election to the X.Org BoD & Vote on the By-Law Changes

Daniel Stone daniel at
Thu Apr 9 03:27:45 EDT 2015


On Thursday, April 9, 2015, Egbert Eich <eich at> wrote:
> Therefore the following people have been elected to
> the Board:
> Peter Hutterer
> Martin Peres
> Rob Clark
> Daniel Vetter

Congratulations all, and commiserations to Stuart and Emil.

> 2. On the question:
> Do you agree to the changed By-Laws?
> No 2
> Abstain 4
> Yes 35
> According to Article 7 of the Oct. 29, 2006 By-Laws the following
> provision is made for changes to the By-Laws:
>  "AMENDMENT These By-law may be altered, amended or repealed by
>   an affirmative vote of at least two-thirds (2/3) of the Members
>   of X.Org."
> With 69 active Members a two-thirds of the Members of X.Org is 46.
> This would be the number of affirmative votes required for acceptance.
> This was clearly missed. Therefore the changes to the By-Laws
> were not accepted.

That's incredibly disappointing, especially with such a resounding majority
of those who did vote in favour.

Do we have a good sense of why turnout is so low? How does this compare
with previous elections, including the last bylaw revision? And, more
importantly, where to from here?

Thanks to everyone who put in all the effort to try to make this happen.

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