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X.Org, a global consortium, was empowered to develop, stabilize, maintain, and promote the X Window System technology and standard. X.Org's mission is to provide stewardship of the X Window System standards and technology for its gobal community of distributors, developers, and users. X.Org policy is defined and executed exclusively by its members. X.Org membership is fee-based. X.Org activities are focused in Task Forces whose membership is open to all interested participants. All X.Org activities are supported by contributed effort and funded by membership fees. Members include some of the leading computing companies in the world -- Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: "HWQ"), Hummingbird Ltd. (NASDAQ: "HUMCF"), International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE: "IBM"), SGI (NYSE: "SGI"), Sun Microsystems Inc. (NASDAQ 100: "SUNW"), WRQ Inc., as well as the XFree86 Project. X.Org's operations are facilitated by The Open Group.