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The USENIX Association is the Advanced Computing Technical Association. It was founded in 1975 under the name "Unix Users Group," focusing primarily on the study and development of Unix and similar systems. The name change to USENIX was in reaction to a threatening letter from Western Electric[citation needed]. It has since grown into a respected organization among practitioners, developers, and researchers of computer operating systems more generally.

USENIX has a special interest group for system administrators, SAGE.

It sponsors several conferences and workshops each year, most notably the USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI), the USENIX Annual Technical Conference, the USENIX Security Symposium, the USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST), and with SAGE, the Large Installation System Administration Conference (LISA).


2008–2010 officers

The following people took office June 25, 2008:

2006–2008 officers

The following people took office June 1, 2006:

2004–2006 officers

The following people took office June 27, 2004:

2002–2004 officers

USENIX Lifetime Achievement Award

USENIX 1984 Summer speakers having some fun. Photo by Perry Kivolowitz. Original image housed here is very high resolution. Perhaps readers can help identify those in the picture?

This award, also called the "Flame" award, is handed out annually since 1993.

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