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Issue No. 07 - July (1990 vol. 23)
ISSN: 0018-9162
pp: 89-92
<p>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.</p>

J. Isaak, "The History of Posix: A Study in the Standards Process," in Computer, vol. 23, no. , pp. 89-92, 1990.
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