The Unix Society

Michael Sokolov msokolov at blackwidow.SOML.CWRU.Edu
Mon Aug 3 13:14:16 AEST 1998

   Warren Toomey <wkt at> writes:
> I wanted to avoid the word `preservation', as people like Steven,
> Michael and others are still maintaining, using and developing these
> systems.
   However, later you write:
> My next suggestion is
> /The UNIX Heritage Society/i
   Nee, see below.
   David C. Jenner <djenner at> writes:
> If this is the case, the "Preservation" part of PUPS is OK, since
> what we are trying to do is preserve the use of this strain of
> system software.
   No, no, PLEASE get rid of that "preservation" stigma. It's like a brand
on a slave, a constant reminder of limits and constraints. Terms like
"preservation", "historical", "heritage", "primordial", "ancient", etc. all
suggest something of purely historical value. This is EXTREMELY insulting
to those of us for whom True UNIX(R) is the ONLY multiuser operating
> Primordial Unix Preservation Society.
   Same problem. Why not Proper UNIX(R) Patriot Society?
> (I really don't want to change my "pups" email alias!)
   I agree. Hence my suggestion above.
   Michael Sokolov
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