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On 22nd January 2004, the original members of X.Org and several industry participants announced the formation of The X.Org Foundation.

The X.Org Foundation will assume the role of being the worldwide consortium empowered with the stewardship and collaborative development of the X Window System technology and standards previously managed by X.Org.

The X.Org Foundation is a Delaware registered LLC, seeking to act as a scientific charity under the IRS 501(c)(3) code. Its mission is to maintain and enhance the existing X Window System code base, engineering appropriate enhancements that will be driven by current and future market requirements. The X.Org Foundation will periodically provide official X Window System update releases to the general public free of charge. The X.Org Foundation will govern the evolution of the X11R6 specifications, working with appropriate groups to revise and post updates to the standard as required.

The X.Org web-site will evolve into the home of the X.Org Foundation as the group and its operating procedures are defined.