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XCONSORTIUM(7)	       Miscellaneous Information Manual		XCONSORTIUM(7)

       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 Con-
       sortium.	 The purpose of	the X Consortium was to	 foster	 the  develop-
       ment,  evolution,  and maintenance of the X Window System, a comprehen-
       sive set	of vendor-neutral, system-architecture neutral,	network-trans-
       parent 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  consor-
       tium  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  organiza-
       tion.  All rights to the	X Window System	were assigned by MIT to	X Con-
       sortium,	Inc. on	January	1, 1994.  X Consortium,	Inc. closed its	 doors
       on  December 31,	1996.  All rights to the X Window System have been as-
       signed 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 mem-
       bership agreement.

       The X Consortium	was a highly participative body.  Members were encour-
       aged  to	actively cooperate with	the staff and other members in the de-
       sign 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

       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	direc-
       tion  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.

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