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NAME

       XOrgFoundation - X.Org Foundation information

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

       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 freedesktop.org.

       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 Foundation).

ADDRESSES

       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