1 year, 9 months ago

Do One Thing and Do It Well

By The Open Group One significant example of “fake news” in 2016 was the announcement that Dennis Ritchie, one of the original authors of the UNIX® Operating System, had passed away. In fact, he’d done so in 2011, a week after the death … Continue reading

2 years, 3 months ago

Oldies but Goodies: The Relationship Between POSIX® and UNIX® and Why They Matter Today

By Andrew Josey, VP, Standards and Certification, The Open Group Technology can be a fickle thing. Spurred by perpetual innovation, the one constant in the tech industry is change. As such, we can expect that whatever is the hottest thing … Continue reading

2 years, 6 months ago

Choose UNIX® Inside

By The Open Group In 1991, Intel Corporation started their “Intel Inside” marketing and branding campaign that turned Intel into a household name.[1] The power of “Intel Inside” was that it allowed consumers to quickly understand the value of what … Continue reading

2 years, 7 months ago

UNIX®: The “Always On” OS

By The Open Group “High availability”, in it’s simplest definition, “is a characteristic of a system, which aims to ensure an agreed level of operational performance for a higher than normal period.”[1] For computer systems high availability generally focuses on … Continue reading

2 years, 8 months ago

What Hoverboards Tell Us About Compatibility and the Need for Standards

By Steve Nunn, President and CEO, The Open Group Every holiday season, there is always one gift everyone just has to have. This past year, that honor went to the hoverboard, a self-balancing scooter reminiscent of the skateboards many of … Continue reading

2 years, 8 months ago

UNIX®: Allowing Engineers to Engineer

By Darrell May, Senior Principal Software Engineer, Oracle® Oracle® Solaris innovation is due in part to the UNIX® standard,[1] the test suites,[2] and the certification.[3] By conforming to the standard, using the test suites[4] and driving to certification, Oracle® Solaris … Continue reading

2 years, 11 months ago

The 20th Anniversary of the UNIX® Standard and Certification

By The Open Group The UNIX® platform, as a technology, has been around more than 40 years, being at the center of innovation and technology in computer science and driving the Fortune 1000 businesses today. Over twenty years ago, a … Continue reading