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       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 CVS 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


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