XORG(7) Miscellaneous Information Manual XORG(7)
X.Org, XProjectTeam - X.Org Group information
Release 6.5 and 6.6 of X Version 11 was brought to you by The X.Org Group. Release 6.4 of
X Version 11 was brought to you by The X Project Team.
The Open Group's X Project Team was created as the successor to the X Consortium, Inc.,
after the X Consortium ceased operations and transferred ownership of X11 to The Open
Group. The X.Org Group (hereinafter called "X.Org") was created as the successor to The X
Project Team after the The Open Group ceased operating The X Project Team. The purpose of
X.Org was to foster development, evolution, and maintenance of the X Window System. X.Org
operates under the corporate umbrella of The Open Group.
The X Consortium was an independent, not-for-profit Delaware membership corporation. It
was formed in 1993 as the successor to the MIT X Consortium.
The X Window System was created in the mid-1980s at the Massachusetts Institute of Tech‐
nology. 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 consor‐
tium 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.
To reach The Open Group public World Wide Web server, use http://www.opengroup.org/.
To reach The X.Org public World Wide Web server, use http://www.x.org/.
To reach The X.Org public ftp machine, use anonymous ftp at ftp://ftp.x.org/
Silicon Graphics Incorporated
The XFree86 Project
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