Date: Thu Sep 30 07:11:50 1982
Subject: Pre-announcement -- Winter UNICOM 1983
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Winter UNICOM 1983
UNICOM is the conference and exhibition of the _U_N_I_X* community spon-
sored jointly by /_u_s_r/_g_r_o_u_p, the _U_S_E_N_I_X _A_s_s_o_c_i_a_t_i_o_n, and the _S_o_f_t_w_a_r_e
_T_o_o_l_s _U_s_e_r_s _G_r_o_u_p.
Place: Town and Country Hotel
San Diego, California
Dates: Tuesday through Friday, January 25-28, 1983
Vendor Exhibition: Tuesday through Thursday
/_u_s_r/_g_r_o_u_p is a non-profit corporation formed by and for people who
have a commercial interest in _U_N_I_X and _U_N_I_X-like operating systems and
associated software tools. Key /_u_s_r/_g_r_o_u_p activities include sponsor-
ing twice-yearly conferences where, in addition to meeting contacts,
attendees have the opportunity to learn about software and hardware
products being offered in the _U_N_I_X-related marketplace. Also provided
are products catalogs and a bi-monthly newsletter.
The _U_S_E_N_I_X _A_s_s_o_c_i_a_t_i_o_n is an organization providing a forum for the ex-
change of technical information about the _U_N_I_X system and associated
hardware and software. Such services are provided through semi-annual
conferences, bi-monthly newsletters and software exchange.
The _S_o_f_t_w_a_r_e _T_o_o_l_s _U_s_e_r_s _G_r_o_u_p is focused on a set of license-free,
_U_N_I_X-like utilities and system calls, written in Ratfor and Pascal.
When run in conjunction with almost any local operating system, the
Tools package presents a virtual operating system interface consisting
of a virtual machine (system calls or "primitives"), utility programs,
and a command language, thus achieving inter-system uniformity over a
variety of operating systems. Originating from Kernighan and Plauger's
book _S_o_f_t_w_a_r_e _T_o_o_l_s, the enhanced package now includes programs for
text formatting, mail systems, enhanced Ratfor preprocessors, a source
code control system, command line interpreter similar to the _U_N_I_X
Shell, and many other utilities.
If you wish to receive the pre-registration packet (and did not get a
copy of this announcement by mail) send your name and address to:
P O Box 385
Sunset Beach, CA 90742
Local Arrangements Coordinator is
* _U_N_I_X is a trademark of Bell Laboratories.