[TUHS] Questions regarding early Unix contributors
norman at oclsc.org
Fri Oct 2 02:37:10 AEST 2015
Oh, and I also wrote many articles for AUUGN, and presented the original
Unix paper at a DECUS conference, just to stir up the VMSoids.
Do you mean the first UNIX-related paper ever at a DECUS? If so,
do you mean DECUS Australia or DECUS at all? I'm pretty sure there
was UNIX-related activity in DECUS US in 1980, probably earlier, and
am quite sure there was by 1981 when I was on the sidelines of what
eventually became the UNIX SIG.
It was initially called the Special Software and Operating Systems SIG,
because DECUS US leadership always included a somewhat stodgy subgroup
who were more afraid of offending Digital's marketing people than of
serving the membership. So we ended up with a code name.
Since there were in fact Digital technical and marketing people supporting
the new SIG, it was only a couple of years before the name was fixed.
(Lived in Los Angeles and then New Jersey during that period)
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