On Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 5:28 AM Arrigo Triulzi <arrigo@alchemistowl.org> wrote:
Does anyone have documentation or history for European efforts in the Unix-like operating systems?
Yes, I talk about it in my paper in the digital release of volume CNAM Historical Booklets including your respective texts. 


Note the web site is in French, and all the papers are A4 format, some are French some are in English (like mine own).   [Send me email off line if you want a copy of the paper and don't want try to get the whole thing].

For example there was Bull’s Chorus which I seem to recall was based on Mach or a competing microkernel (it was a very long time ago and I used it for no mare than about two hours..).
Close, not quite.  Contemporaries but not the same.

Chorus was a C++ rewrite of Gien's Pascal based 'SOL' systems [Gien M. (1983). The SOL Operating System”, USENIX Association, 1983, Proceedings of the Summer 83 USENIX Conference, Toronto, Canada, July, 1983, Pages 75-78.]


I am rather saddened by the fact that there is so much about all the Unix (and not only Unix) history of computing in the USA and so very little in Europe.
Fair, although not completely true.  USENIX and it's European sisters did a number of conferences back in the day.  If we missed, other than Australia, we probably did less in Asia that we could have.   The truth was that the European's wanted to be published in the ACM or USENIX pubs (just like most American's and Brits wanted to publish in the Swiss and German journals for Physics and Chemistry in the 30s and 40s).

But I think a lot of us in the community, certainly were aware of the lot of cool things happening 'across the pond.'    Please don't sell yourself and your non-North American sisters and brothers so short.

I wouldn’t even know where to start, to be honest, all I have as a history is the Italian side from my father and his other mad friends and colleagues in Milan. So little of it is recorded, never mind written down.
That's a shame to hear.  I hope we can find more of it.