The X.Org Foundation is holding elections for

  • The Board of Directors

Election Results

With 52 of 66 total members voting, the results of the election as reported on on Apr 27, 2020 were as follows:

  • Eric Anholt
  • Mark Filion
  • Keith Packard
  • Harry Wentland

Their terms will end Q1 2022.

Election Schedule

  • Nomination period Start: Mon 9th March
  • Nomination period End: Sun 29th March
  • Deadline of X.Org membership application or renewal: Thu 2nd April
  • Publication of Candidates & start of Candidate QA: Mon 6th April
  • Election Planned Start: Mon 13th April anywhere on earth
  • Election Planned End: Sun 26th April anywhere on earth

PLEASE NOTE: The memberships of all X.Org Members have been expired, to participate in this election you MUST renew your membership by the deadline mentioned above! Please go to the Members page for your membership application or renewal.

UPDATE Membership renewal period is over, new/renewed memberships will be approved again after elections are over.

Board Election

The terms of the following Board Members will end this year:

  • Eric Anholt
  • Bryce Harrington
  • Keith Packard
  • Harry Wentland

There are 4 seats on the X.Org Board of Directors up for reelection.

The Elections overview page describes the voting methods and process.

The election process starts with a 2 week nomination period. If you would like to nominate yourself please send email to the election committee, giving your

  • name
  • current professional affiliation
  • a statement of contribution to X.Org or related technologies
  • a personal statement.

To vote or to be elected to the Board you needed to be a Member of the X.Org Foundation. To be a Member of the X.Org Foundation you need to apply or renew your membership until the end of the nomination period.


Mark Filion

Current Affiliation: Marketing Manager @ Collabora

Statement of Contribution:

I was the proud organizer of the (awesome) 2019 edition of XDC in Montreal, which brought in record attendance, new sponsors, and for the first time, attendee & speaker gifts. While I am not developer, and my only contribution (thus far) to X.Org are my event organization skills, the community still welcomed this outsider with open arms, encouraging me to become a first time member this year.

Personal Statement:

For X.Org to grow as an organization and continue on its path to success, it needs to start valuing non-technical work that can be contributed by its members. Therefore, if elected, I would like to put my marketing knowledge to use to support X.Org in its quest to find new, reliable sources of revenue. Whether it's a question of refreshing the X.Org branding & website, finding new sponsors, or helping XDC reach new heights, I would love to have the opportunity to help solidify the foundations for the future of X.Org.

Keith Packard

Current Affiliation:

Personal Statement:

The board continues to perform an important role in the X community. Over the last couple of years, the primary activities of the board have involved organizing technical conferences and providing funding for developers to attend both those conferences and other important free software conferences around the world. I've been involved in the board since the reformation of the foundation. If elected, I will continue to support free software developers working on the X window system and related technologies.

Harry Wentland

Current Affiliation: AMD

Statement of Contribution:

I contribute mainly to AMD's DC display driver and occasionally contribute and review core DRM patches.

Personal Statement:

My first term on the X.Org board was insightful and made me painfully aware of of the challenges of running a volunteer organization with a large impact on the wide Linux community and various businesses. As a member of the board I would like to continue fostering an open community that benefits everyone and look at ways for the board to continue putting the right mechanisms and resources in place to drive that vision.

Eric Anholt

Current Affiliation: Google

Statement of Contribution:

I am a Google employee working on the Mesa graphics stack for ChromeOS, and have in the past worked for Broadcom on the Raspberry Pi (vc4, v3d) graphics drivers, Intel on their graphics driver and made major contributions (EXA, glamor) to the X Server.

Personal Statement:

I have been happy to serve as the board's treasurer, ensuring that we maintain communication with SPI's treasurer, arrange payments from our sponsors, and reimburse our conference organizers and sponsored attendees. If elected, I plan to continue in that role.

Lucas Stach

Current Affiliation: Pengutronix

Statement of Contribution:

I've started working on open-source graphics, specifically the Nouveau driver, in my spare time. In 2012 the X.Org foundation enabled me to take part in XDC by covering my travel costs. A while later I started a professional career working on the Linux kernel and related graphics components, which eventually led to me being the maintainer for the etnaviv driver for Vivante GPUs. In the last few years I've been able to visit many conferences, both as attendee and speaker, but none of them master the balancing act of being both very high-profile, with in- depth technical discussions, and at the same time having an extremely low barrier of entry quite like XDC.

Personal Statement:

I believe that this reflects very well on the whole X.Org community, as well as the X.Org foundation, which makes this possible due to its clear mission to foster this kind of open collaboration. When elected I would like to make sure that the foundation stays focused on this path and continues to be the critical resource it is today in bringing together our community.


Current Affiliation: AMD

Statement of Contribution:

I contribute mainly to AMD's DC display driver and VKMS. Occasionally, I contribute and review core DRM/IGT patches.

Personal Statement:

In 2017 I had the opportunity to join GSoC for working in the DRM subsystem by helping to create a driver named VKMS, this opportunity totally changes my life path for the best. Before VKMS I was pursuing my desire to became a Kernel developer but I constantly failed, thanks to X.Org foundation, Daniel Vetter, and Gustavo Padovan now I'm working in a field that I enjoy. As a result of my admiration for the X.Org/Freedesktop foundation, I decided that I want to help to foster the community by helping with the organization's internal issues.