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January 31, 1989

UNIX INTERNATIONAL WILL GUIDE AT&T UNIX OPERATION

By CBR Staff Writer

The new Unix International Inc company duly put its cards on the table yesterday, revealing that the not-for-profit company has 14 principal members who are paying an initial $500,000 – Amdahl Corp, AT&T Co, Control Data, Fujitsu Ltd, Fuju Xerox, ICL, NEC Corp, NCR Corp, Oki Electric, Olivetti & Co, Prime Computer, Sun Microsystems, Toshiba Corp and Unisys Corp. There are two other tiers of membership – general members paying $100,000, and associate members, who pay $10,000. Among the general members not previously announced are Alcatel, FPS Computing, Ricoh Co, HCR Corp, Stratus Computer, L M Ericsson, Emska, Omron, Wang Laboratories and the 88Open club. It’s relationship with the new AT&T Unix Software Operation will be advisory, and Unix International will not itself develop software: its members will get early access to new releases of Unix source code, and what it says will go with the AT&T unit – provided that AT&T believes it can do whatever it is asked the Unix International way and make a profit. It is establishing an initial three steering committees, on licensing policy, multiprocessing under Unix, and technical advances. It starts life with 35 permanent staff and plans for three headquarters – in Brussels, Tokyo, and somewhere in New Jersey, site not yet decided. Its officers are as in CI No 1,105.

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