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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       XConsortium - X Consortium information

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       Release  6  of X Version 11 is brought to you by X Consortium,

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       The  X  Consortium  is  an   independent,   not-for-profit
       Delaware membership corporation.  It was formed in 1993 as
       the successor to the MIT X Consortium.  The purpose of the
       X  Consortium is to foster the development, evolution, and
       maintenance of the X Window System, a comprehensive set of
       vendor-neutral,   system-architecture   neutral,  networktransparent
 windowing and user interface standards.

       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.

       The  X  Consortium  is financially self-supporting through
       membership fees.  There are  no  license  fees  associated
       with  the use of X Window System standards and code developed
 by the X Consortium.  Membership in the X  Consortium
       is  open  to any organization willing to execute a membership

       The X Consortium is a highly participative body.   Members
       are  encouraged  to  actively cooperate with the staff and
       other members in the design and review of proposed  specifications,
 and in the design, coding and testing of sample
       implementations of those specifications.

       The X Consortium accomplishes most of its work using electronic
  mail  over  the  Internet, with individual mailing
       lists for working groups.  Internet electronic  mail  connectivity
  should  be  viewed  as a requirement for useful
       participation in X Consortium  activities.   Meetings  are
       held as necessary, often in conjunction with industry conferences
 and trade shows.

STAFF    [Toc]    [Back]

       Bob Scheifler, rws@x.org, phone: (617) 374-1010

       Office Manager:
       Janet O'Halloran, joh@x.org, phone: (617) 374-1011

       Technical Director, Integration Technology:
       Ralph Swick, swick@x.org

       Technical Director, Application Toolkits:
       Matt Landau, matt@x.org

       Technical Staff:
       Donna Converse, converse@x.org
       Stephen Gildea, gildea@x.org
       Jay Hersh, hersh@x.org
       Kaleb Keithley, kaleb@x.org
       Ralph Mor, mor@x.org
       Dave Wiggins, dpw@x.org

       Gary Cutbill, rgary@x.org

BOARD OF DIRECTORS    [Toc]    [Back]

       The X Consortium's  activities  and  affairs  are  managed
       under the direction and oversight of a Board of Directors,
       elected annually by the Members.  The Board is responsible
       for  reviewing the achievements of the Consortium, approving
 planned work, appointing a President and  other  officers
  of the Consortium, and setting membership dues.  The
       current Directors are:

       Robert W. Scheifler, President, X Consortium
       Dr. Forest Baskett, Senior VP of R&D, Silicon Graphics Computer
       Harold D. Blair, Partner, Partnerwerks
       Roger S. Gourd, VP and Chief of Staff, Open Software Foundation
       David Harris, Director, Adobe Systems [ex officio as Chairman,
            X Industry Association]
       Dr. Robin Hillyard, Chairman and Chief Technical Officer,
            Novasoft Systems
       Dr. Chong Lee, President and CEO, Phase X Systems, Inc.
       Don McGovern, Vice President - UNIX Systems Group, Novell, Inc.
       Therese E. Myers, President and CEO, Quarterdeck Office Systems
       Peter J. Shaw, President and CEO, AGE Logic, Inc.
       Dan N. Turner, President and CEO, Petrotechnical Open
            Software Corporation

ADDRESS    [Toc]    [Back]

       The X Consortium can be reached at:

       X Consortium
       One Memorial Drive
       Cambridge MA 02142-1301
       Tel: (617) 374-1000
       Fax: (617) 374-1025

       To reach the X Consortium public Wide  World  Web  server,
       use the URL: http://www.x.org/

       To  reach  the X Consortium public ftp machine, use anonymous
 ftp to: ftp.x.org

FULL MEMBERS    [Toc]    [Back]

       Adobe Systems Inc.
       Apple Computer, Inc.
       Cray Research, Inc.
       Digital Equipment Corp.
       Fujitsu Limited
       Hewlett-Packard Company
       Hitachi Ltd.
       Hughes Aircraft Company
       IBM Corporation
       Kubota Corp.
       Megatek Corp.
       Motorola, Inc.
       NCR Corporation (representing ADDS/NCR/AT&T)
       NEC Corporation
       Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
       Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
       OMRON Corporation
       The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc.
       Siemens Nixdorf Informationssysteme AG
       Silicon Graphics, Inc.
       Sony Corporation
       Sun Microsystems, Inc.
       Tektronix, Inc.
       Unix Systems Laboratories (includes Novell)

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS    [Toc]    [Back]

       CETIA - Compagnie Europeene des Techniques de l'Ingenierie Assistee
       Network Computing Devices
       Quarterdeck Office Systems
       Walker Richer & Quinn, Inc.

AFFILIATE MEMBERS    [Toc]    [Back]

       AGE Logic, Inc.
       ASTEC, Inc.
       BARCO Chromatics, Inc.
       Congruent Corp.
       Diagnostic/Retrieval Systems, Inc.
       Gallium Software, Inc.
       Georgia Institute of Technology
       Human Designed Systems, Inc.
       Hummingbird Communications Ltd.
       Integrated Computer Solutions, Inc.
       Investment Management Services, Inc.
       IXI Limited
       Japan Computer Corporation
       Jupiter Systems
       KAIST - Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
       Labtam Australia
       Locus Computing Corporation
       Mercury Interactive Corp.
       Metheus Corporation
       Metro Link, Inc.
       M3i Systems, Inc.
       Object Management Group, Inc.
       Open Software Foundation
       O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.
       ParcPlace Systems
       Performance Awareness Corp.
       Peritek Corp.
       Petrotechnical Open Software Corp.
       Phase X Systems, Inc.
       SOUM Corporation
       Tatung Science and Technology
       Tech-Source, Inc.
       User Interface Technologies Ltd.
       Veritas Software, Inc.
       VisiCom Laboratories, Inc.
       VisionWare Ltd.
       Visix Software, Inc.
       Visual Information Technologies, Inc.
       White Pine Software, Inc.
       The XFree86 Project, Inc.

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