XOrgFoundation - X.Org Foundation information


   Release  6.7  and  later of X Version 11 is brought to you by the X.Org


   The  X.Org  Foundation  is  an  independent,  not-for-profit  501(c)(3)
   charity  corporation.   It  was  formed in 2004 as the successor to the
   X.Org Group at The Open Group. The purpose of the X.Org  Foundation  is
   to  foster  the development, evolution, and maintenance of the X Window
   System, a  comprehensive  set  of  vendor-neutral,  system-architecture
   neutral,  network-transparent  windowing  and user interface standards.
   Membership in the X.Org Foundation is free  and  open  to  anyone.  The
   X.Org  Foundation  hosts  a public git repository of the source code on

   The X Window System was created in the mid-1980s at  the  Massachusetts
   Institute   of   Technology.   In  1988,  MIT  formed  a  member-funded
   consortium to  provide  the  technical  and  administrative  leadership
   necessary  to  support  further development of the X Window System.  In
   1992, MIT and the membership decided it was in their best interests  to
   move  the  consortium out of MIT and create an independent, stand-alone
   organization.  All rights to the X Window System were assigned  by  MIT
   to  X  Consortium,  Inc. on January 1, 1994. On December 31, 1996 the X
   Consortium, Inc. closed its doors and all rights to the X Window System
   were  assigned  to  The  Open  Group  (then  known as the Open Software


   The X.Org Foundation's web site is http://www.x.org/

   The X.Org Foundation's public ftp site is ftp://ftp.x.org/

   Information about the X.Org Foundation git repository is on  the  X.Org
   web site at http://www.x.org/wiki/Development/git


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