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X.Org Election Results

Alan Coopersmith
Senior Principal Software Engineer

Congratulations to the winners of the X.Org Foundation inaugural elections! (Not that the contest was that heated, with the most controversy being over the 2-employees-per-company limit pushing out one of the 3 HP employees who would have otherwise been elected to both boards.) I'm looking forward to continuing to work with the new architecture board as I have with the previous incarnation for the last year.

For those who haven't seen this mornings announcement yet, the new board members are:

Board of Directors
Stuart Anderson, Egbert Eich, Jim Gettys, Stuart Kreitman, Kevin Martin, James McQuillan, Keith Packard, Leon Shiman
Architecture Board
Alan Coopersmith (hi!), Egbert Eich, Jim Gettys, Stuart Kreitman, James McQuillan, Keith Packard, Leon Shiman

The 4 highest vote getters for each earned 2 year sentences, I mean, terms, and the rest will serve for 1 year. (Paul Anderson earned enough votes to be elected to both boards, but was third place in vote counts among HP employees, behind Keith and Jim, so unfortunately was not able to take his place on either board due to the rules to prevent any one company from stacking the board. Paul's done a great job running the old Architecture Task Force for the year I've been involved and I hope will stay involved even if he's not an official voting member. Of course, anyone is welcome to participate and join in the architecture board discussions even if you don't have a formal vote - hopefully in most cases we'll be able to come to a reasonable consensus without having to resort to decisions by formal voting between strongly opposed positions.)

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