Xfce Foundation launched at FOSDEM!
Monday, February 7 2011, 23:07 - Permalink
This year’s FOSDEM was a special one. Read more about it in this mail:
Hi everyone, as some of you might have read, several of us Xfce developers and packagers have attended FOSDEM this weekend. There was a lot of talking and a bit of brainstorming of course. Together we enjoyed food, beer, talks and also did something that we have been struggling with for several years now: we launched a non-profit organization for Xfce. Yes, you read correctly: the Xfce Foundation was founded by a group of us on Saturday afternoon! It still needs to be registered, so technically it's not an "e.V." (a non-profit organization registered in Germany) yet. But it will be, we are working on that. The eight founding members are: #1 Christoph Wickert #2 Landry Breuil #3 Jens Luedicke #4 Christian Dywan #5 Nick Schermer #6 Jérôme Guelfucci #7 Jannis Pohlmann #8 Lionel Le Folgoc Please give everyone a hug or at least a thumbs up next time they pop up on IRC. Without them being there this would not have been possible! The main part next to signing the articles of association (which we will soon upload somewhere, probably on foundation.xfce.org or something like that) was to elect the initial Board of Directors of the Xfce Foundation. Without objections the following people were elected to the Board of Directors with a 2 years mandate: President: Jannis Pohlmann Vice President: Nick Schermer Vice President and Treasurer: Jérôme Guelfucci The Board will now take care of the registration process and will meet up for the first time on March 1st, 2011. There will be a general assembly for all Xfce Foundation members on March 6th, 2011. We will soon announce more details about the decisions that were made and about how you can become an Xfce Foundation member (it's really not difficult and it won't cost you any money -- but there are obligations connected to it of course). After the registration we will create a bank account and a new paypal account as well in order to collect donations. These donations will be tax deductible! Stay tuned for updates on this. I hope you are as excited as we are about this. I hope it will help a lot in pushing Xfce forward. Cheers, Jannis