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 at http://www.x.org/wiki/Development/git