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Update: NewsForge: X.org and Xfree86 Reform as a Single Group

Jan 23, 2004, 22:31 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Miller)

"In a press conference held today at LinuxWorld 2004 in New York, members of the old X consortium, some members of the disbanded Xfree86 core developer group, and Havoc Pennington of freedesktop.org announced that X.org and xFree86 have essentially merged, and that the reformed group is working together to bring 'not just more eye candy but new functionality' to the X Window Manager for Linux and Unix. Another change is a new eagerness to work with -- and give credit to -- individual contributors rather than continue to view X development primarily as a corporate activity.

"X.org--no longer 'the X consortium'--is now a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Both corporate and individual contributions to it are tax-deductible. Its (new) mission statement says the group exists 'To promote a proactive and participatory community for Open Source X Window System and desktop development...'"

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XFree86.org: XFree86 Has Not Merged With X.Org

"There are several news items claiming that X.Org and The XFree86 Project have merged. This is untrue. The XFree86 Project remains an independent organisation both legally and operationally. It will continue to as an independent organisation as mandated by its mission statement and bylaws. There has been no discussion with X.Org about any such merge, let alone any agreement to a merge..."

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