as a MediaWiki. In my spare time, I
have been working on graphics and other anecdotes in celebration of UNIX
turning 40. Some time ago I answered a post on TUHS regarding my idea
of a site as a birthday tribute. I have reserved a number of domains
and am working on just that. Much of the materials I have collected
would also work very well on TUHS Wiki.
I applied for access earlier today. Let me know where you need help.
Also, as I mentioned in an earlier post, we developed and maintain the
UNIX books list on groklaw's site. See
Warren Toomey scripsit:
How about a wiki-like website for Unix, which is
a combination of an
anecdote Wiki and a Wikipedia-for-Unix? Comments?
On Fri, Jun 05, 2009 at 07:39:43PM -0400, John Cowan wrote:
Alternatively, someone could host a MediaWiki
OK, I've switched the TUHS website www.tuhs.org
to be a mediawiki. Right
now I have seeded the site with a few pages, but as with all wikis,
we need a whole bunch of people to upload content. So if you have any
anecdotes, or electronic documents, or any other Unix-related information,
then please join the wiki and add it in!
To join the wiki, click on the 'log in' link on the top-right, and then
click 'request account', which will prep the account and wait for me to
At the moment, I have created a small set of page categories, listed
below. If you can think of any other categories, feel free to edit
Cheers & thanks in advance for participating!
Pages on the Unix Heritage Society Wiki should belong to one of the following categories.
If you can think of others, please edit this page. All pages should provide links and
citations to allow the reader to verify the content.
Anecdote: A story about Unix history or using Unix. Page should include the name of the
person telling the anecdote, and details of the time period covering the anecdote.
Artifact: a file (tarball, disk/tape image) or a system stored in the Unix Archive. The
page should provide a web link to the artifact on minnie, and details of the
artifact's provenance: how it came to be in the archive, who submitted it, where did
the artifact come from etc.
Book: a monograph (but not a paper or document, see below). Page must include citation
details for the document, and if possible an image of the book cover. Summaries and
reviews of a book are welcome.
Document: a written document (but not a paper, see below). Page must include citation
details for the document, and if possible a link to the document on-line.
Entity: an organisation (e.g. AT&T, BTL, USL), or a group (e.g. CSRG). Page should
provide details of the entity and their relationship to the history of Unix.
Image: a visual image. Page should provide an explanation of the image and its
relationship to the history of Unix, plus a link to the image on-line.
Paper: a paper which appeared in a journal or conference. Page must include citation
details for the paper, and if possible a link to the paper on-line.
Person: an individual. Page should provide details of the person and their relationship
to the history of Unix.
Tip: a tip or suggestion for installing, configuring or using an old version of Unix.
Version: a specific version of release of Unix. Page should detail the features of the
version, its geneaology, date of release etc. If there is an artifact of this version in
the Unix Archive, then the page should provide a link to the artifact's wiki page.
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