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

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at
Sat Apr 11 00:09:46 EDT 2015

On Fri, Apr 10, 2015 at 09:05:52AM -0500, Jeremy White wrote:
> By the way, what I should have done first was to apologize.  I
> appreciate all the work you do.  This is a pain in your neck you really
> didn't need. Sorry about that :-/.
> I think another attempt, with this issue as the sole topic, and with
> your urgent request to please vote yes/no/abstain, would be a good next
> step.
> > just to answer that question: the mechanisms required to revoke membership
> > is in the bylaws:
> >
> This does appear to give you a worst case fall back position, in case
> you've got 30 people who just aren't at their email of record or who
> just don't care anymore.
> That is, you could ask anyone who didn't vote to renew their membership.
>  If I read the by laws right, anyone who failed to do so within 30 days
> would then be eligible for termination.

As (the other) Jeremy already mentioned, we did expire memberships shortly
before the election so the current members are those that did renew since.
I think the simple explanation is the best explanation: we didn't communicate
the need to vote well enough. While I appreciate your apologies but it's as
much down to us to apologise here. So, sorry for the lack of communication.
At this point, I think we should move on and focus how we can get to the

I don't think any further efforts to filter out members would be a good
solution. It may change the election outcome  but that's also exactly why we
shouldn't do it :) Playing with the electorates before an election to change
the outcome is quite frowned upon.


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