Plans are afoot to alter the status of the X/Open Unix applications portability group, and turning it into a non-profit-making limited liability company. The step is being made to rationalise the group’s activities for contracting work and employment. The terms have not yet been finalised but the strategy managers of each of the 11 member companies are expected to become directors. Currently all administrative details and enquiries are dealt with by ICL, placing a not inconsiderable burden on its shoulders. The change of status is several months away but a move is expected during the summer.