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    Allow fd.o to join forces with X.Org · 06e7f04f
    Harry Wentland authored
    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's avatarDaniel Stone <daniel@fooishbar.org>
    06e7f04f
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