State of the foundation

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The state of the FLOSS graphics stack is rapidly changing and so is the foundation. We are currently working on merging with SPI to get rid of the bureaucracy that goes along with having the non-profit association status in the USA (501(c)(3)). Since we are changing our legal status, it is also grand-time for us to broaden our purpose beyond the X Windowing System. Projects like Mesa and Wayland have accepted to be placed under the foundation umbrella, it is time for us to make it clear that the foundation is not only about X anymore! This talk will also advise people to become members of the foundation in order to get a voice in this process.
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work so that's the technical achievement apparently I wasn't there but they've been struggling to get people 7 years so I guess it's quite an achievement and so on yeah but it's not that the problem of proving itself so as as I said we're not US accountants as in US speakers will become from 0 1 around the world uh and and and as we don't get as much money as we use the numeric that was being fun accountants and in the end it's just easier to and moved to a number corporations such as as a policy or P I will talk about as the item it and so they manage to the money for us and they feel all the paperwork for scary so we bound to at XTC for ice is PI of the reasons why should be public and mostly because it's cheaper a and there are contracting US of LC and our and and then when everything is ready for them the transformer then will require a vote from that the members as I said before all members should vote when we change the corporate status which we are going to do so that's the
what is it but also to the nation infrastructure basically so the manager of the money the bank account and and the taxes and all the people work and then we can collect money from many individuals we didn't do that before we usually an over and over would have to companies was easier and in turn they get to the 5 % of all over the nations STI is also an option for desktop LibreOffice and Drupal and a few others I can't remember but credit and biggest so it's good for them must be good for us right the
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and profitable and another site that don't need anymore all yes why still there why is it ought to liberalize is also 1 it's not graphics if you want to work with so you need name not know why it sort conditions still valid all it was created as this new status and that was things this will have elections once year yeah is well has as its said it's easier to get around to be in the in the G sub program if well on a reorganization we could have 1 I had the time I agree and so the reason that have been said to me because I when I was in their course resources to the board in general model you and also the reasons and that we use to get 100 carry of India so of course and so if they could not pay taxes on that Intel and other companies out there know who was giving us money and of course they would the man of willing to the money or maybe just put a little more so at the time it made sense that's what has been said right and now uh we've been living off which we had a for quite a while and yeah I mean obviously we don't need that status now so so the thing as a corporate uh thing it's also easier to organize the existing all right so that's just yet reinstating itself there please yet at this point it might be better to have it be the the the open-source graphics confederacy or something on it but a lot of really what you want you you want to have some kind of the of the thing 1 of the right at a have some kind of a thing to for organizing events participating in things like like g soccer it's probably not as important as it was on but I mean he's you still want have some some kind of of the organization the in that people can point at this but but having it be exocentric and maybe have the well well it is but it is the same as has the vestiges of how how ACS was organized right I mean it's it has history to in in in in the good of others that I could trees like got canceled but he didn't want to get out causal information onto the span of 1 so when these you still want to have still what I have some you can always use it as have the had the get into the mike otherwise no 1 will here I don't know I'm really having a Change Treaty of your 4 years ago to funny so I don't what other things completely closed meetings were just some people on the phone and was so now everybody can use you know that's already were changed and yeah but what about what our use meetings about usually what to say what the status with 2 5 1 Seite 3 what went on your election starting and it's sort of an XTC new volcano mean I put everything in that condition about what we do all the things that are here for so yeah that they purport to be more vocal in Europe during that but everybody should be more vocal covering all project with with the old name because it's nice he the yeah yeah I was interesting in changing the interested in changing the name but that's not something apparently we can do and some people out of thing you know what let's call it is the order of thing but I similar of concerns to look for a long time like was the board do all I here's all your stories about how they care pay their obligations right select 1 of the functions of the borders to the help pay for ecstasy and get people their right so sponsor travel and some people will will get travel sponsorship don't come and then the foundation fails to pay them for like here you know which is the the hour yeah they don't have the money to the value of that of Australia to which seems like just the absolute value of words part which is really frustrating but on the other hand we have a duty of organizations receive that funny and and manager properly I and so the there is a role or how are we yeah I agree you've been there were there were some issues allows for a time the burden of something that's why set will not countenanced and we use the to like at the ViaScribe in moving to a scale and maybe make it easier and usually we just send money every year so we forget how we did and sending money is a quite difficult because you have and all the the bank fees and all that is changing over time it does near yeah for the reimbursement I got my fall xt she's had a difference of about 130 euros something something like that just invent things want yeah so many Washington wasn't the just nicer the the the most intense all the go out will the will the moved to ask me I change anything within the religion but processes on project something project no either said we don't provide technical guidance will just have to have when people need us when developers need that's what we try to do and so it shouldn't change anything in the project management and but it will change the way we will as the board and and the foundation itself and that it and so your question all then you realize know some so 2 major right in there do research work uh STI is that of course yeah you just as you're moving into an umbrella organization and the only change there is going to be the treasurer that said that the treasure was work is going to be different so if you wanna have a look at the differences in the way we work you can have a look at that and k branch in the need repo this 1 because the the average of the differences and how we are going to need that what is going to change I have I didn't put a Seagate but think because I couldn't find it in the training and the 3 G connection was particles of and this 1 works the the there was a question that OK great the the 1 OK I'm just curious from the fundamental to the more between status of written Conservancy specifically on SDI the just the 10 % to 5 % or work with some other philosophical different and I'm curious what about full hi I'm surprised that we have to organizations that do the same thing can you tell me what you're thinking on it was at the top of my head since september because we haven't looked at it since yet that since I'm in the string was just the difference in the money and as about I think it's clear I was there and managing the left of so it's just about money and that I and taxes that's a that's fairly too as efficiency and more but I can't remember what it was what is this the the on it works the next 2 questions I actually come 1st strong of on any plans to improve the members that side it's in the allowable right now this is the only depends so please make this a priority in program and it's a horrible and trying to get people into the conversation and then he looks at the HTML code they don't think of it was good because could count the number is a good thing accounting the thing is that this is half of the considered an yeah yeah yeah I agree it's
horrible but do we really do you really want to have the money you to pay someone to change that you have only expect the foundation of all the money to at least get a rough right and this is something I can submit to the will of the and now has a good sense of someone wants to step up and fix it it better the before knowing to spend money but I don't know who likes to do well development here and so the just repeating what he said we are held constant program is not when of this in the the frequency of overlap between the 2 communities have contested some of the and the 2nd 1 as saying it the like that match the foundation that just providing money to the events the from I would expect the foundation to actually be more effective in something like the open GL sample or we have all those great free graphics drivers no new will radio whatever and all those who don't have open GL certification because we have applied this test to another stuff and I think the foundation could spend some money there to get them those certifications I think this would make a difference that is all a lot of something new the you can you open GL 3 of 3 and we can't really because it's not pay for the test is that it lets read all those of however at least that I think it will be too much of a method to detect the official only in kinetics a cost problem the magnitude so yeah before will be the most the mike to iron because is the 1 of the 2nd and the edition so so you the we haven't ever doing that there were 4 until I'm also 1 of Intel's representatives to to pronounce on desktop open GL there is no of compulsory conformity prior us for surgeons previous to 4 . for Italy down here is an optional process for for previous versions of word we're are currently treated tickets and things fixed up so that we can we can pass all the all on our driver and so so there wasn't anything I mean you can advertise any version of desktop congeal the you want and not these technically running or I of all 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it's not clear exactly how that would work in the run the conformance tests in order to you will submit them because the people who do have access are people like me who really busy and don't want to transfer around with of variety available you might fail some test locally great now what the how do I get you know how do I get that too so exactly working on that driver so they can fix it I have to go there there's some other sorting out there that needs to happen on before before that can work out on and I don't know how that would apply to arbitrary so I don't I mean I don't think that we'll be able to to get a free pass on new role or you know and that the SOC drivers that people working on her or things like that can use it as an estimate of the price but I'm not worried it's on the promise website all but it's on the order of tens of thousands of and I wanna say it's like yeah 30 grams per history but at all I don't remember I didn't sign a check you I just had to to pass it along to the people who listen to it so evaluating the that I had a responsibility the the the the and it's interesting this is something that I could bring up to date of the book and the the I mean in you would as a member you would vote on that because it's a lot of money and if you think that is needed is I don't think knew what you knew that because it's mostly for users and users and the companies so they don't really care as long as it looks good and I don't know I mean it was are yeah and what I worked on this so that you want to this the for and what yeah yeah OK OK in the end of the would be nice if we could just sit down together and write an e-mail to the board because that's just me forget so as not to send a mail but just for the reasons because they had a weapon that so OK great something else and so it is on the slide of an identity crisis Frank years you guys trying to establish a morning the new areas of science fiction and so you're trying discovered that the more than just fixed the race or if you're also and everything would graphics and important stuff um 1 of the ways that you can make your self visually very physically as well very important all is by doing infrastructure by taking over because of work for instance and painfully infrastructure getting is properly I no longer use of directories which so this year or a report its head something that would be something that explored as a model for the budget for they can do it and they can give us the hardware that we can depend on this is something that we need to discuss indeed but now end we have haven't had the time to do that because every desktop is not does not have a bold no election and yeah so that no accountability and with that's 1 thing it's sort of the organization is there and it's like accountable once a year the note that I was not much of to I mean yes so I don't get connected we don't which follows to do that so on you can get a more power out there in run austerity yeah yeah yeah it's important in it but yeah this is something that I think we need to discuss that the our relation was free stuff 1 of the name of flow of the submission uses clean but I think I'm the only 1 and that's a very personal opinion not the opinion of the Board someone else will make the fat man run there are lots of thanks and what the answer was found was that few yeah