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XOrgFoundation - X.Org Foundation information


Release  6.7  and  later of X Version 11 is brought to you by the X.Org


Miscellaneous Information Manual                             XORGFOUNDATION(7)

       XOrgFoundation - X.Org Foundation information

       Release  6.7  and  later of X Version 11 is brought to you by the X.Org

       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-

       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-

       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

       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE |      ATTRIBUTE VALUE        |
       |Availability   | x11/documentation/xorg-docs |
       |Stability      | Uncommitted                 |

       Source  code  for open source software components in Oracle Solaris can
       be found at https://www.oracle.com/downloads/opensource/solaris-source-

       This     software     was    built    from    source    available    at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.   The  original   community
       source   was   downloaded  from   ['https://www.x.org/releases/individ-
       ual/doc/xorg-docs-1.7.1.tar.bz2',  'https://www.x.org/releases/individ-

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at https://www.x.org.

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