Xfce Foundation e.V. launched at FOSDEM!
jannis at xfce.org
Mon Feb 7 23:00:01 CET 2011
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 e.V.
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
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:
Vice President and Treasurer:
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
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.
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