Unix History : Open Software Foundation, Open Look, Unix Wars, Project Monterey, the Unix-Haters Handbook, 3da, Unix International, by
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- ISBN: 9781157009535 | 1157009530
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 11/24/2010
Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The Open Software Foundation (OSF) was a not-for-profit organization founded in 1988 under the U. S. National Cooperative Research Act of 1984 to create an open standard for an implementation of the UNIX operating system. The organization was first proposed by Armando Stettner of Digital Equipment Corporation at a by-invitation-only meeting hosted by DEC for several UNIX system vendors (called the Hamilton Group) to be an organization for joint development, mostly in response to the threat of the unilateral 'merged UNIX system' efforts by AT