[Gllug] bash-tips, learning styles and lofty pursuits

Bruce Richardson itsbruce at workshy.org
Tue Apr 20 10:06:26 UTC 2010

On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 06:43:08AM +0000, Chris wrote:
> On Tue 20 Apr, David Damerell wrote:
> > 
> > Linux isn't UNIX (R) but it is Unix in the sense the word was being
> > used; more so than Mac OS X is.
> > 
>    So where do The Open Group and POSIX fit in the arguments? What defines
> "UNIX"?

I'm not sure what your argument with David is, Chris; he made a clear
distinction between trademarks and legal standards on one hand (as
represented by UNIX®) and the less formally defined but practical class
of things that are deemed to be Unix (note the capitalisation)because
they quack like it.  The distinction itself is not a legally recognised
one but is quite widely understood.

Shouldn't be any doubt about where the Open Group and POSIX stand; they
provide their own (very detailed) legal definitions.


It is impolite to tell a man who is carrying you on his shoulders that
his head smells.
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