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# X Window System Test Suite


# Contributed by ApTest and The Open Group to The X.Org Foundation


# Released under "X" Open Source License.

_Brookline Massachusetts, 18 April 2005._ 

The X.Org Foundation, global steward of the X Window System* and Standards, announced today that [[ApTest|ApTest]] and The Open Group have together donated their VSW5 Test Suite to The X.Org Foundation, where it shall be released under their standard Open Source license as XTS 5.0.2. The X Window System is released by the X.Org Foundation under the MIT ("X") License. The VSW5 Test Suite is the industry best practice in testing the X Window System.  

All Official X.Org releases are free and available for download from [[ftp://www.x.org/pub|ftp://www.x.org/pub]] and at mirror-sites world-wide.  

"[[ApTest|ApTest]] is excited by the opportunity X.Org offers the X community. We are pleased to contribute our technology and look forward to participating in ensuring the ongoing quality of X releases" said Shane [[McCarron|McCarron]], Managing Director of [[ApTest|ApTest]] Minnesota  

"The Open Group congratulates the X.Org Foundation on making the free availability of the X Window System Test Suite (VSW5) under an open source license possible and establishing a test working group" said Andrew Josey, Director of Certification at The Open Group. "This initiative will further enhance the quality of the X Window System and we look forward to working with X.Org. As part of that cooperation we plan to contribute a number of patches to the code base."  

To support the development of this critical and unique testing technology in tandem with the X Window System itself, the X.Org Foundation also announces the formation of a Testing Workgroup, to be lead by Stuart Anderson, for maintenance and extension of the test suites. Information about this workgroup can be found at [[http://www.x.org/TestGroup|http://www.x.org/TestGroup]]. Membership in all X.Org work groups is open and free.  


## About VSW5:

The VSW5 Test Suite is the latest in an evolutionary series of test suites for the X Window System that began in the early 1990's. The VSW Test Suite is built on the The Open Group's Test Environment Toolkit (TET) framework ([[http://tetworks.opengroup.org/|http://tetworks.opengroup.org/]]). The VSW test suite is a part of the certification program for both the UNIX system and the Linux Standard Base (LSB). The software can be downloaded from [[http://www.x.org/pub/XTS5.0.2|http://www.x.org/pub/XTS5.0.2]].  


## About ApTest:

Applied Testing and Technology has provided testing analysis, design, development, and execution services to its clients since 1993. [[ApTest|ApTest]] specializes in outsourced product testing and the development of automated test suites, test tools, and test technology. We also develop and market the [[ApTest|ApTest]] Manager test management system - a web-based product for managing QA testing across the enterprise. Further information on [[ApTest|ApTest]] can be found at [[http://www.aptest.com|http://www.aptest.com]] or from Andy Silverman at 408-399-1930.  


## About The Open Group:

The Open Group is a specialist in the development and operation of certification programs for software specifications endorsed by industry standards bodies. The Open Group has a fifteen-year history of the provision of high quality test suites and certification related services to the software industry, and has been the active maintainer of VSW5 and X Window System certification for a number of years. Further information on The Open Group can be found at [[http://www.opengroup.org|http://www.opengroup.org]].  

==About the X.Org Foundation: == 

X.Org Foundation L.L.C. is a Delaware company organized to operate as a scientific charity under IRS code 501(c)(3), chartered to develop and execute effective strategies that provide worldwide stewardship of the X Window System technology and standards. The group is currently managed by its Board of Directors that includes: Stuart Anderson (Free Standards Group), Egbert Eich (Novell), Jim Gettys (HP), Stuart Kreitman (SUN Microsystems), Kevin Martin (Red Hat), Jim [[McQuillan|McQuillan]] (Linux Terminal Server Project), Keith Packard (HP), and Leon Shiman (Shiman Associates). The website for the X.Org Foundation can be found at [[http://www.x.org/|http://www.x.org/]].  

_Notes to Editors:_ 

For questions, please contact: Leon Shiman, Secretary, X.Org Foundation, at:  

* Shiman Associates Inc  (00)1.617.277.0087  [[leon@shiman.com|mailto:leon@shiman.com]]