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

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at
Fri Apr 10 02:17:54 EDT 2015

On Thu, Apr 09, 2015 at 08:43:04AM -0500, Jeremy White wrote:
> > 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?
> Guiltily speaking as one of the I-failed-to-vote camp, I confess that I
> was unaware of that need.  (And yes, I should have known better, but I
> did not think carefully about it).
> I had watched the discussion, and generally agreed with the change.  I
> was distracted when the election was called, and felt that I was 'safe'
> leaving it to wiser heads than mine.  (That's the positive spin; the
> negative, and probably more honest, is that I was too lazy to discharge
> the most basic duty of a member :-(  ).
> As for a path forward, what are the mechanisms for a member of the
> foundation losing his or her membership standing?  As chairman of the
> lazy party, I must be nearing that point - can we just have the lazy
> amongst us get pruned out, and then vote again?

just to answer that question: the mechanisms required to revoke membership
is in the bylaws:

As members we have a right to vote, not an explicit duty. I don't consider
failure to vote sufficient reason for membership revocation. 

I'd prefer though if people use the explicit abstain/white vote to send
a clear signal, it's a lot better than not voting at all.


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