After Years of Serving X11, X.Org Stands To Lose Its One-Letter Domain

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An anonymous reader writes: The X.Org domain predates the X.Org Foundation. It was used in the ’90s as a destination by The Open Group around the X Window System. While many are expecting Mir and Wayland to eventually succeed the X.Org Server, it seems the X.Org/X11 Server may outlive the valuable domain. Thanks to poor management by the X.Org Foundation, they risk losing access to their one-letter domain. Procrastination, paired with not transferring the domain when forming the non-profit foundation, has led to a last-minute mess. They left the domain registered for years to a person who is no longer involved with X.Org — and doesn’t want to relinquish it. In the few days until the domain expires, they are hoping for a “Hail Mary.” Let this be a lesson for open-source projects to better manage their assets. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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After Years of Serving X11, X.Org Stands To Lose Its One-Letter Domain

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