The Unix Society

Greg Lehey grog at
Mon Aug 3 09:54:52 AEST 1998

On Monday,  3 August 1998 at  9:35:17 +1000, Warren Toomey wrote:
> In article by Greg Lehey:
>>> Hmm. Looks like we need a larger umbrella group which caters for the
>>> preservation, use and development of all Unix varieties past and present.
>>> I nominate the name   The Unix Society ...
>>> Comments on the suggestion of `The Unix Society' as a name? I'm avoiding
>>> using UNIX as it's a trademark, and it's an adjective.
>> I find the spelling "Unix" looks like the kind of mistake that
>> people make when they're not aware of these niceties, so I'd prefer
>> not to use it.
>> More generally, though, there's nothing in the name that suggests
>> anything to do with the history of the system.  For all it says to the
>> outside world, it's a new competitor to USENIX.
> Hmm, I don't like the all-caps UNIX, looks ugly. This is probably a taste
> thing. I wanted to avoid the word `preservation', as people like Steven,
> Michael and others are still maintaining, using and developing these systems.
> We need a sub-committee to come up with a new name :-) My next suggestion is
> /The UNIX Heritage Society/i

Sounds a lot better.  Time for some other comments, when the rest of
the world wakes up.

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