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Section - 11) What is the X Consortium, and how do I join?

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The X Consortium was formed in January of 1988 to further the development of
the X Window System and has as its major goal the promotion of cooperation
within the computer industry in the creation of standard software interfaces
at all layers in the X Window System environment. MIT for many years provided
the vendor-neutral architectural and administrative leadership required to
make the organization work. The X Consortium is now an independent
consortium.

Most of the Consortium's activities take place via electronic mail, with
meetings when required.  As designs and specifications take shape, interest
groups are formed from experts in the participating organizations.  Typically
a small multi-organization architecture team leads the design, with others
acting as close observers and reviewers.  Once a complete specification is
produced, it may be submitted for formal technical review by the Consortium
as a proposed standard.  The standards process typically includes public
review (outside the Consortium) and a demonstration of proof of concept.

Your involvement in the public review process or as a member of the
Consortium is welcomed. Membership in the Consortium open to any
organization; there are several membership categories.  Write to Bob
Scheifler, President, X Consortium, One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA
02142-1301, or send a message to membership@x.org, or look in
/pub/DOCS/XConsortium on ftp.x.org, or use the URL
http://www.x.org/ftp/pub/DOCS/XConsortium .

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