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       XConsortium - X Consortium information


       Releases 6.0 through 6.3 of X Version 11 were brought to you by the X Consortium, Inc.


       The  X  Consortium was an independent, not-for-profit Delaware membership corporation.  It
       was formed in 1993 as the successor to the  MIT  X  Consortium.   The  purpose  of  the  X
       Consortium  was  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.

       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.   X
       Consortium, Inc. closed its doors on December 31, 1996.  All rights to the X Window System
       have been assigned to the Open Software Foundation.

       The X Consortium was financially self-supporting through membership fees.   There  are  no
       license  fees  associated  with the use of X Window System standards and code developed by
       the X Consortium.  Membership in the X Consortium was open to any organization willing  to
       execute a membership agreement.

       The  X  Consortium  was  a highly participative body.  Members were encouraged to actively
       cooperate with the  staff  and  other  members  in  the  design  and  review  of  proposed
       specifications,  and  in the design, coding and testing of sample implementations of those

       The X Consortium accomplished most of its work using electronic mail  over  the  Internet,
       with  individual  mailing lists for working groups.  Internet electronic mail connectivity
       was viewed as a requirement for useful participation in X Consortium activities.  Meetings
       were held as necessary, often in conjunction with industry conferences and trade shows.


       Bob Scheifler

       Office Manager:
       Janet O'Halloran

       Director of Marketing:
       Paul Lavallee

       Director of Engineering:
       Jim Fournier

       Manager, X Window System:
       Matt Landau, emeritus

       Technical Director, X Window System:
       Ralph Swick

       Technical Staff, X Window System:

       Donna Converse, emeritus
       Stephen Gildea, emeritus
       Kaleb Keithley
       Arnaud Le Hors
       Ralph Mor, emeritus
       Ray Tice
       Dave Wiggins, emeritus

       Managers, CDE Development:
       Giora Guth
       Peter Bohnert, emeritus

       Manager, CDE Quality Engineering:
       David Brooks

       CDE Architects:
       Kevin Samborn
       Daniel Dardailler, emeritus

       Technical Staff, CDE Development:

       Art Barstow
       Pascale Dardailler
       David Kaelbling
       Mitch Greess
       Robert Seacord

       Technical Staff, CDE Quality Engineering:

       Chris Burleson
       Tom Cavin
       Sami Mohammed
       Mark Schuldenfrei

       Manager, Systems Administration:
       Kevin Ethier

       Technical Staff, Systems Administration:
       Mike Donati
       Amy Rich, emeritus
       Anne Salemme


       The  X  Consortium's activities and affairs were managed under the direction and oversight
       of a Board of Directors, elected annually by the Members.  The Board was  responsible  for
       reviewing  the  achievements  of  the  Consortium,  approving  planned  work, appointing a
       President and other officers of the Consortium, and setting  membership  dues.   The  last
       Directors were:

       Robert W. Scheifler, President, X Consortium
       Dr. Forest Baskett, Senior VP of R&D, Silicon Graphics Computer Systems
       Harold D. Blair, Apogee International Corp.
       Roger S. Gourd, Gourd & Associates
       Dr. Robin Hillyard, Chairman and Chief Technical Officer, Novasoft Systems
       Don McGovern, General Operations Manager and Executive Dir., Hewlett Packard
       Peter J. Shaw, Senior VP, NetManage
       Michael Tobias, President, Tech-Source, Inc.


       To reach the X Consortium public Wide World Web server, use the URL:

       To reach the X Consortium public ftp machine, use anonymous ftp to:


       Adobe Systems Inc.
       Cray Research, Inc.
       Digital Equipment Corp.
       Fujitsu Limited
       Hewlett-Packard Company
       Hitachi Ltd.
       IBM Corporation
       Megatek Corp.
       Motorola, Inc.
       NEC Corporation
       Novell, Inc.
       Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
       OMRON Corporation
       SCO, Inc.
       Siemens Nixdorf Informationssysteme AG
       Silicon Graphics, Inc.
       Sony Corporation
       Sun Microsystems, Inc.
       Tektronix, Inc.


       Boundless Technologies
       Hummingbird Communications Ltd.
       Insignia Solutions, Ltd.
       Mercury Interactive Corp.
       NetManage, Inc.
       Network Computing Devices
       VisiCom Laboratories, Inc.
       Walker Richer & Quinn, Inc.


       Hughes Aircraft Company


       ASTEC, Inc.
       BARCO Chromatics, Inc.
       CenterLine Software, Inc.
       CliniComp, Intl.
       Component Integration Laboratories, Inc.
       Draper Laboratory.
       Electronic Book Technologies, Inc.
       Gallium Software, Inc.
       Georgia Institute of Technology
       Human Designed Systems, Inc.
       INRIA - Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique
       Integrated Computer Solutions, Inc.
       Investment Management Services, Inc.
       Jupiter Systems
       KL Group Inc.
       Massachusetts Institute of Technology
       Metheus Corporation
       Metro Link, Inc.
       Object Management Group, Inc.
       Open Software Foundation
       Performance Awareness Corp.
       Peritek Corp.
       Petrotechnical Open Software Corp.
       Point Technologies, Inc.
       Shiman Associates, Inc.
       Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.
       Software Development Corp.
       SOUM Corporation
       Spectragraphics Corp.
       Tech-Source, Inc.
       TriTeal Corp.
       White Pine Software, Inc.
       World Wide Web Consortium.
       The XFree86 Project, Inc.
       X Inside, Inc.