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XORGFOUNDATION(7)      Miscellaneous Information Manual	     XORGFOUNDATION(7)

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)	 char-
       ity  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 fos-
       ter 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  Founda-
       tion  hosts  a  public  git  repository of the source code on freedesk-
       top.org.

       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. On December	31, 1996 the X Consor-
       tium, Inc. closed its doors and all rights to the X Window System  were
       assigned	 to  The  Open	Group (then known as the Open Software Founda-
       tion).

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

X Version 11			xorg-docs 1.7.1		     XORGFOUNDATION(7)

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