because Open Source works.
created to highlight David's donations to XFree86 apart from his release manager work. Over time as the big multis moved into Open Source, more and more hardware became closed, which literally made work on XFree86 slowly come to a standstill. Companies no longer allowed hackers to improve their hardware; instead everything is now driven through API's with rigorous guideliness and little published documentation.
As everything moved to closed source with just the framework open, things returned to status quo, XFree86 remained a lone holdout. XFree86 still takes code donations, reviews bug reports, but honestly it seems to be so good that little appear.
Now, X-Oz does little on the XFree86 platform other than ensuring that XFree86 remains free, is a rock solid windowing platform & works.
In short... think of little green things & small machines.
David and a few of his friends puzzled for a good name for his company and thought that something that highlighted his Australian roots (he is 4th generation Australian on his father's side) and his dedication to the X platform would be good. Very quickly it all came together in the name X-Oz, which picks up on both.
Now the site is a good pun as David is holder of dual Australian / United States citizenship. On'ya dude.
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