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# 8  
Old 08-21-2002
Originally posted by Neo
If it is really offensive to the users, I will consider removing it from the top level, etc. I'm open to suggestions.
I do not find it offensive.
# 9  
Old 08-22-2002
Hi all...

I don't see why the link could be offensive for us users.
Have you noticed their site is not updated ( copyright only up till 2001)?
Shouldn't they be pleased to see that we haven't forgetton their site?
# 10  
Old 08-28-2002
Originally posted by LivinFree
Personally, and with no recomendation from anyone else, I have to say that the so-called "Unix standard" is not much of a standard. As I understand it, it costs a considerable amount of money, and is not really looked for in the purchasing of a product by a large company.
The Single UNIX Specification is freely available on the world wide web. You can read or download the UNIX specification at

You can join the group that develops the specs at You'll see a large number of folks involved from the big players such Sun, IBM, thru the Linux companies, the BSD groups , government and other users.
The latest version is also IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 (POSIX).
# 11  
Old 08-28-2002
Originally posted by Neo

However, if everyone objects, I will remove the link, or perhaps remove the top level category?

If it is really offensive to the users, I will consider removing it from the top level, etc. I'm open to suggestions.
You might want to make it a more relevant link. For example to the online Single UNIX Spec.
# 12  
Old 08-28-2002
First, I think it good that we have a link to the open group. We stayed pretty much on the high road and that's good for everyone, including us.

Second, I agree with jj25 that we should modify the open group post to include mention of the version 3 link. I just visited that link. I did not know that the standard was available via the web. I'll bet that a lot of other people didn't know that either. That was a very useful link. Thanks, jj25.
# 13  
Old 08-28-2002
Yes, I agree.

Have made the suggested changes....

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