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
. It has since grown into a respected organization among practitioners, developers, and researchers of computer operating systems
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).
The following people took office June 1
The following people took office June 27
USENIX Lifetime Achievement Award
This award, also called the "Flame" award, is handed out annually since 1993.