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