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The History of Posix: A Study in the Standards Process
July 1990 (vol. 23 no. 7)
pp. 89-92

The background of the Posix (an acronym for the standard formally known as Portable Operating System Interface for Computer Environments) standardization is described. Significant steps and/or stages in the process are discussed. They include setting up key guidelines; a methodology for identifying consensus that had evolved from software engineering groups writing the rationale; expanding participation; the issuance of a trial use standard and the issues it raised; additional activities launched; and future work.

Citation:
J. Isaak, "The History of Posix: A Study in the Standards Process," Computer, vol. 23, no. 7, pp. 89-92, July 1990, doi:10.1109/2.56856
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