Standards and specs, Not by UNIX alone

A maze of twisty little standards, all alike

From the developerWorks archives

Peter Seebach

Date archived: December 19, 2016 | First published: March 08, 2006

Technology professionals have loosely used the term "UNIX" since the first person had to explain the difference between the Berkeley and AT&T flavors, so it's not surprising to find as many UNIX® standards as there are versions of the operating system. Peter Seebach wades through the wellspring of UNIX standards and sorts them out for you, concluding that the rumors of the death of UNIX are (as usual) greatly exaggerated.

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