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August 23, 1988 | Associated Press
A $100-million computer software consortium said Monday that it will locate in Cambridge, Mass. The Open Software Foundation was created in May with the backing of Digital Equipment Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co., Apollo Computer Inc., International Business Machines Corp. and other major computer companies. The intention of the consortium is to develop a version of the Unix operating system that is independent of control by American Telephone & Telegraph Co., the creator of Unix.
BUSINESS
April 10, 1990 | From Associated Press
Merger talks have ended between an AT&T unit and a consortium of rival computer makers developing a different version of an important computer operating system, the groups said Monday. The announcement means that two major versions of the Unix operating system will be promoted in the marketplace. An operating system is the base layer of software that controls such computer functions as operating the keyboard and opening files.
BUSINESS
September 4, 1990 | From Reuters
Japan's Hitachi Ltd. and International Business Machines Corp., once bitter adversaries in a copyright battle, have joined forces to develop financial management and marketing computer software, Hitachi said Monday. "This is the beginning of broader cooperation," said a spokeswoman for IBM Japan, a subsidiary of the Armonk, N.Y.-based computer maker. Cooperation between the two computer giants is of greater marketing than technological significance, industry analysts said.
BUSINESS
May 18, 1988 | VICTOR F. ZONANA, Times Staff Writer
A quiet battle over whose programs will control the inner workings of future generations of computers erupted into the open Tuesday as seven computer makers--including industry giants IBM and Digital Equipment--announced a plan to jointly develop a rival version of AT&T's increasingly popular Unix operating system software.
BUSINESS
April 24, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Google, Microsoft, Facebook and several other tech giants have teamed to create an initiative that will be used to fund important open-source projects that are in need of financial assistance such as OpenSSL, which was recently plagued by the discovery of the Heartbleed bug. A dozen companies are pledging $100,000 a year for three years to support the Core Infrastructure Initiative, which will identify key open-source projects and direct funds their...
BUSINESS
August 23, 1988 | Associated Press
A $100-million computer software consortium said Monday that it will locate in Cambridge, Mass. The Open Software Foundation was created in May with the backing of Digital Equipment Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co., Apollo Computer Inc., International Business Machines Corp. and other major computer companies. The intention of the consortium is to develop a version of the Unix operating system that is independent of control by American Telephone & Telegraph Co., the creator of Unix.
BUSINESS
July 4, 1991 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The alliance of International Business Machines and Apple Computer could cleave the computer industry, assuring some companies of key roles in determining the future of computing and forcing others to scramble for survival, industry analysts said Wednesday. Skeptics said IBM and Apple's attempt to develop a new generation of universally compatible personal computers will take several years.
BUSINESS
October 2, 1988 | VICTOR F. ZONANA, Times Staff Writer
It all happened within the space of two years. First, IBM unveiled its line of powerful Personal System/2 computers intended to leave the ubiquitous PC clones in the dust. Next, the company decentralized and shook up its top management. Finally, IBM introduced its mid-range AS/400, a machine that independent consultant Michael Killen calls "the greatest computer ever produced."
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