Packard is responsible for many X extensions and technical papers on X. He has been heavily involved in the development of X since the late 1980s, at the MIT X Consortium, XFree86 and presently with the X.Org Foundation.
After being expelled from XFree86 after disagreements (which led to the formation of the successful X.Org Server fork), he is now project lead on the experimental freedesktop.org Xserver and on the official reference implementation of X.
He then moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts to work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology X Consortium from 1988 to 1992, developing the X Window System reference implementation and standards as the senior member of a small team. He was responsible for X releases at this time.
As of August 2006, he works at Intel Corporation.
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