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

Ben Widawsky ben at
Sat Apr 11 00:51:51 EDT 2015

On Sat, Apr 11, 2015 at 02:09:46PM +1000, Peter Hutterer wrote:
> 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.
> Cheers,
>    Peter

Perhaps if you sent out the ballot via email, to all members (requiring PGP
keys, which everyone should have), you'd get a better turnout? Sorry if someone
mentioned this already...

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