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NAME

       XConsortium - X Consortium information

SYNOPSIS

       Release 6.3 of X Version 11 was brought to you by X Consortium, Inc.

DESCRIPTION

       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 specifications.

       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.

STAFF

       President:
       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

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

       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.

ADDRESS

       To reach the X Consortium public Wide World Web server,  use  the  URL:
       http://www.x.org/

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

FULL MEMBERS

       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.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

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

END USERS

       Hughes Aircraft Company

AFFILIATE MEMBERS

       ASTEC, Inc.
       BARCO Chromatics, Inc.
       CenterLine Software, Inc.
       CliniComp, Intl.
       Component Integration Laboratories, Inc.
       Draper Laboratory.
       Electronic Book Technologies, Inc.
       Gallium Software, Inc.
       Georgia Institiute 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.