UNIX International to Guide Development of AT&T UNIX System V

New York -- November 30, 1988 -- PRNewswire -- UNIX International, Inc., is the name selected by a new industry association being formed by a group of major computer and software companies to guide future development of AT&T's UNIX System V operating system.

UNIX International member companies -- each of which has a major product line commitment to UNIX Systems -- include Amdahl, ARIX Corporation, AT&T, Computer Consoles, Inc., Concurrent Computer Corporation, Control Data Corporation, Convergent, Data General, Fujitsu Ltd., Gould, HCR, ICL, Informix, Intel, Interactive Systems Corporation, Lachman Associates, NEC, NCR Corporation, Oki Electric Co. Ltd., Olivetti, Oracle Corporation, Prime Computer, Pyramid Technology, Sun Microsystems, Texas Instruments, Tolerant Systems, Inc., Toshiba, Unisoft and Unisys.

The group has named Donald J. Herman as organizing chairman. Herman, who several years ago was the founding chairman of the Corporation for Open Systems, recently retired as a senior executive from NCR Corporation.

"This is a timely and important development for UNIX system users and the computer industry," said Herman. "We are forming this organization with the principal objectives of preserving the integrity of the industry standard UNIX operating system and guiding the future development of UNIX System V to ensure that it continues as an industry standard.

"We are about UNIX systems and we seek members who have an interest in the future of UNIX systems," continued Herman. "The goal of UNIX International is to assure UNIX System V users that their past software investments will be protected and that a secure and stable migration path will be provided in the future."

"AT&T is committed to working with UNIX International," said Bob Kavner, president, AT&T Data Systems Group, "and we look to them to assure that the interests of the large community of end-users, developers, computer vendors and the standards bodies are represented in the development process. In short, UNIX System V development will become more market-focused."

Herman said that in the coming weeks UNIX International will release more information on the organization's structure, membership, operating strategy, and other details as plans are finalized.

NOTE: UNIX is a registered trademark of AT&T.

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