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* [TUHS] UNIX NEWS and ; login: archives, particularly from 1975-1978
@ 2020-11-19 22:54 John Gilmore
  2020-11-20 17:14 ` Mary Ann Horton
                   ` (2 more replies)
  0 siblings, 3 replies; 5+ messages in thread
From: John Gilmore @ 2020-11-19 22:54 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: The Eunuchs Hysterical Society

While cleaning up a few shelves of old USENIX proceedings, I found a
mysterious manila envelope full of xeroxed copies of all the original
UNIX NEWS newsletters from 1975 thru 1977.  It was renamed to ;login:
in 1977 and has continued publication to this day.  The envelope also
contained ;login: issues v2n6 thru v3n8 (1977-1978).

I scanned those all in today and put them up on my website, here:

  http://www.toad.com/early-usenix-newsletters/

These have not been OCR'd, and many of the pages were rotated by 90
degrees in the original publication, to fit two pages of typewritten
correspondence (or recipient address lists) into one page of newsletter.
Still, in a quick web search I was unable to find copies of these
anywhere else, so I invested a few hours to scan them in and post them
for historical interest.  As an example, Sixth Edition (v6) UNIX was
announced in issue number 1.

These are all free to publish nowadays.  USENIX was one of the first
technical organizations to establish an Open Access policy for its
publications, a step which distinguishes them from ACM and many academic
publishers who favor revenue for themselves over the progress of
science.  (I voted for this policy decades ago when I was a USENIX board
member.)  This page, for example, says:

  https://www.usenix.org/conference/usenixsecurity20/presentation/schwarz

  "USENIX is committed to Open Access to the research presented at our
  events. Papers and proceedings are freely available to everyone once
  the event begins. Any video, audio, and/or slides that are posted
  after the event are also free and open to everyone."

The ;login: archives at USENIX.org are complete from October 1997 to today:

  https://www.usenix.org/publications/login  

Also, most but not all issues of ;login: from 1983 to 1997 have been
scanned by USENIX and uploaded to the Internet Archive here:

  https://archive.org/details/usenix-login?&sort=date

The USENIX Association apparently has paper copies of the stuff I
scanned in today, but they are still trying to locate ;login: issues
from 1979 and parts of 1980 and 1981.  In addition, they are backlogged
on scanning in their old materials (including copies of ;login: between
1978/09 and 1983/02).  If you have old copies of ;login: that you don't
see visible in these places, please scan them, or offer them to USENIX.

Also, if you have old proceedings of USENIX conferences, there are still
three that the USENIX staff do not have any copy of:

  XFree86 Technical Conference
  https://www.usenix.org/legacy/publications/library/proceedings/xfree86/
  2001-11-08

  5th Annual Linux Showcase & Conference
  https://www.usenix.org/legacy/publications/library/proceedings/als01/tech.html
  2001-11-08

  WORLDS '04
  https://www.usenix.org/legacy/events/worlds04/tech/
  2004-12-05

If you have any of these three, please let <info@usenix.org> know.  They
also lack about twenty more for which they have posted the academic
papers, but don't have the covers or front-matter, so if you have other
proceedings from between 1989 and 2004 that you'd be willing to part
with or scan, also let them know.  Thanks!

	John
	

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* Re: [TUHS] UNIX NEWS and ; login: archives, particularly from 1975-1978
  2020-11-19 22:54 [TUHS] UNIX NEWS and ; login: archives, particularly from 1975-1978 John Gilmore
@ 2020-11-20 17:14 ` Mary Ann Horton
  2020-11-20 17:28   ` Clem Cole
  2020-11-21  0:27 ` Warner Losh
  2020-11-21 20:53 ` Warren Toomey
  2 siblings, 1 reply; 5+ messages in thread
From: Mary Ann Horton @ 2020-11-20 17:14 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: tuhs

John,

Does Usenix have online proceedings of the technical conferences from 
the 1980s?  I can't find them.

Thanks,

     Mary Ann

On 11/19/20 2:54 PM, John Gilmore wrote:
> While cleaning up a few shelves of old USENIX proceedings, I found a
> mysterious manila envelope full of xeroxed copies of all the original
> UNIX NEWS newsletters from 1975 thru 1977.  It was renamed to ;login:
> in 1977 and has continued publication to this day.  The envelope also
> contained ;login: issues v2n6 thru v3n8 (1977-1978).
>
> I scanned those all in today and put them up on my website, here:
>
>    http://www.toad.com/early-usenix-newsletters/
>
> These have not been OCR'd, and many of the pages were rotated by 90
> degrees in the original publication, to fit two pages of typewritten
> correspondence (or recipient address lists) into one page of newsletter.
> Still, in a quick web search I was unable to find copies of these
> anywhere else, so I invested a few hours to scan them in and post them
> for historical interest.  As an example, Sixth Edition (v6) UNIX was
> announced in issue number 1.
>
> These are all free to publish nowadays.  USENIX was one of the first
> technical organizations to establish an Open Access policy for its
> publications, a step which distinguishes them from ACM and many academic
> publishers who favor revenue for themselves over the progress of
> science.  (I voted for this policy decades ago when I was a USENIX board
> member.)  This page, for example, says:
>
>    https://www.usenix.org/conference/usenixsecurity20/presentation/schwarz
>
>    "USENIX is committed to Open Access to the research presented at our
>    events. Papers and proceedings are freely available to everyone once
>    the event begins. Any video, audio, and/or slides that are posted
>    after the event are also free and open to everyone."
>
> The ;login: archives at USENIX.org are complete from October 1997 to today:
>
>    https://www.usenix.org/publications/login
>
> Also, most but not all issues of ;login: from 1983 to 1997 have been
> scanned by USENIX and uploaded to the Internet Archive here:
>
>    https://archive.org/details/usenix-login?&sort=date
>
> The USENIX Association apparently has paper copies of the stuff I
> scanned in today, but they are still trying to locate ;login: issues
> from 1979 and parts of 1980 and 1981.  In addition, they are backlogged
> on scanning in their old materials (including copies of ;login: between
> 1978/09 and 1983/02).  If you have old copies of ;login: that you don't
> see visible in these places, please scan them, or offer them to USENIX.
>
> Also, if you have old proceedings of USENIX conferences, there are still
> three that the USENIX staff do not have any copy of:
>
>    XFree86 Technical Conference
>    https://www.usenix.org/legacy/publications/library/proceedings/xfree86/
>    2001-11-08
>
>    5th Annual Linux Showcase & Conference
>    https://www.usenix.org/legacy/publications/library/proceedings/als01/tech.html
>    2001-11-08
>
>    WORLDS '04
>    https://www.usenix.org/legacy/events/worlds04/tech/
>    2004-12-05
>
> If you have any of these three, please let <info@usenix.org> know.  They
> also lack about twenty more for which they have posted the academic
> papers, but don't have the covers or front-matter, so if you have other
> proceedings from between 1989 and 2004 that you'd be willing to part
> with or scan, also let them know.  Thanks!
>
> 	John
> 	

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* Re: [TUHS] UNIX NEWS and ; login: archives, particularly from 1975-1978
  2020-11-20 17:14 ` Mary Ann Horton
@ 2020-11-20 17:28   ` Clem Cole
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 5+ messages in thread
From: Clem Cole @ 2020-11-20 17:28 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Mary Ann Horton; +Cc: TUHS main list

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Some,  the original ones that were printed and bound have not been
scanned. The directory: Publications <https://www.usenix.org/publications>
is where to start.  Some of the paper are online after scanning on a case
by case basis.  Talk to Casey if there is a specific request, although
since the Berkeley office is going to close in about 2 weeks, I don't
expect they can do much for a bit.  FYI:  The last printed edition of
*;login* went to bed last week and I believe mailed shortly thereafter.  It
will be electronic from now on.

Clem

On Fri, Nov 20, 2020 at 12:15 PM Mary Ann Horton <mah@mhorton.net> wrote:

> John,
>
> Does Usenix have online proceedings of the technical conferences from
> the 1980s?  I can't find them.
>
> Thanks,
>
>      Mary Ann
>
> On 11/19/20 2:54 PM, John Gilmore wrote:
> > While cleaning up a few shelves of old USENIX proceedings, I found a
> > mysterious manila envelope full of xeroxed copies of all the original
> > UNIX NEWS newsletters from 1975 thru 1977.  It was renamed to ;login:
> > in 1977 and has continued publication to this day.  The envelope also
> > contained ;login: issues v2n6 thru v3n8 (1977-1978).
> >
> > I scanned those all in today and put them up on my website, here:
> >
> >    http://www.toad.com/early-usenix-newsletters/
> >
> > These have not been OCR'd, and many of the pages were rotated by 90
> > degrees in the original publication, to fit two pages of typewritten
> > correspondence (or recipient address lists) into one page of newsletter.
> > Still, in a quick web search I was unable to find copies of these
> > anywhere else, so I invested a few hours to scan them in and post them
> > for historical interest.  As an example, Sixth Edition (v6) UNIX was
> > announced in issue number 1.
> >
> > These are all free to publish nowadays.  USENIX was one of the first
> > technical organizations to establish an Open Access policy for its
> > publications, a step which distinguishes them from ACM and many academic
> > publishers who favor revenue for themselves over the progress of
> > science.  (I voted for this policy decades ago when I was a USENIX board
> > member.)  This page, for example, says:
> >
> >
> https://www.usenix.org/conference/usenixsecurity20/presentation/schwarz
> >
> >    "USENIX is committed to Open Access to the research presented at our
> >    events. Papers and proceedings are freely available to everyone once
> >    the event begins. Any video, audio, and/or slides that are posted
> >    after the event are also free and open to everyone."
> >
> > The ;login: archives at USENIX.org are complete from October 1997 to
> today:
> >
> >    https://www.usenix.org/publications/login
> >
> > Also, most but not all issues of ;login: from 1983 to 1997 have been
> > scanned by USENIX and uploaded to the Internet Archive here:
> >
> >    https://archive.org/details/usenix-login?&sort=date
> >
> > The USENIX Association apparently has paper copies of the stuff I
> > scanned in today, but they are still trying to locate ;login: issues
> > from 1979 and parts of 1980 and 1981.  In addition, they are backlogged
> > on scanning in their old materials (including copies of ;login: between
> > 1978/09 and 1983/02).  If you have old copies of ;login: that you don't
> > see visible in these places, please scan them, or offer them to USENIX.
> >
> > Also, if you have old proceedings of USENIX conferences, there are still
> > three that the USENIX staff do not have any copy of:
> >
> >    XFree86 Technical Conference
> >
> https://www.usenix.org/legacy/publications/library/proceedings/xfree86/
> >    2001-11-08
> >
> >    5th Annual Linux Showcase & Conference
> >
> https://www.usenix.org/legacy/publications/library/proceedings/als01/tech.html
> >    2001-11-08
> >
> >    WORLDS '04
> >    https://www.usenix.org/legacy/events/worlds04/tech/
> >    2004-12-05
> >
> > If you have any of these three, please let <info@usenix.org> know.  They
> > also lack about twenty more for which they have posted the academic
> > papers, but don't have the covers or front-matter, so if you have other
> > proceedings from between 1989 and 2004 that you'd be willing to part
> > with or scan, also let them know.  Thanks!
> >
> >       John
> >
>

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* Re: [TUHS] UNIX NEWS and ; login: archives, particularly from 1975-1978
  2020-11-19 22:54 [TUHS] UNIX NEWS and ; login: archives, particularly from 1975-1978 John Gilmore
  2020-11-20 17:14 ` Mary Ann Horton
@ 2020-11-21  0:27 ` Warner Losh
  2020-11-21 20:53 ` Warren Toomey
  2 siblings, 0 replies; 5+ messages in thread
From: Warner Losh @ 2020-11-21  0:27 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: John Gilmore; +Cc: The Eunuchs Hysterical Society

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Thanks for doing this John....

On Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 4:06 PM John Gilmore <gnu@toad.com> wrote:

> While cleaning up a few shelves of old USENIX proceedings, I found a
> mysterious manila envelope full of xeroxed copies of all the original
> UNIX NEWS newsletters from 1975 thru 1977.  It was renamed to ;login:
> in 1977 and has continued publication to this day.  The envelope also
> contained ;login: issues v2n6 thru v3n8 (1977-1978).
>
> I scanned those all in today and put them up on my website, here:
>
>   http://www.toad.com/early-usenix-newsletters/


I've started to recover the text from the special edition, if anybody is
interested. It's so badly faded, though, this may take some time...

Warner



>
> These have not been OCR'd, and many of the pages were rotated by 90
> degrees in the original publication, to fit two pages of typewritten
> correspondence (or recipient address lists) into one page of newsletter.
> Still, in a quick web search I was unable to find copies of these
> anywhere else, so I invested a few hours to scan them in and post them
> for historical interest.  As an example, Sixth Edition (v6) UNIX was
> announced in issue number 1.
>
> These are all free to publish nowadays.  USENIX was one of the first
> technical organizations to establish an Open Access policy for its
> publications, a step which distinguishes them from ACM and many academic
> publishers who favor revenue for themselves over the progress of
> science.  (I voted for this policy decades ago when I was a USENIX board
> member.)  This page, for example, says:
>
>   https://www.usenix.org/conference/usenixsecurity20/presentation/schwarz
>
>   "USENIX is committed to Open Access to the research presented at our
>   events. Papers and proceedings are freely available to everyone once
>   the event begins. Any video, audio, and/or slides that are posted
>   after the event are also free and open to everyone."
>
> The ;login: archives at USENIX.org are complete from October 1997 to today:
>
>   https://www.usenix.org/publications/login
>
> Also, most but not all issues of ;login: from 1983 to 1997 have been
> scanned by USENIX and uploaded to the Internet Archive here:
>
>   https://archive.org/details/usenix-login?&sort=date
>
> The USENIX Association apparently has paper copies of the stuff I
> scanned in today, but they are still trying to locate ;login: issues
> from 1979 and parts of 1980 and 1981.  In addition, they are backlogged
> on scanning in their old materials (including copies of ;login: between
> 1978/09 and 1983/02).  If you have old copies of ;login: that you don't
> see visible in these places, please scan them, or offer them to USENIX.
>
> Also, if you have old proceedings of USENIX conferences, there are still
> three that the USENIX staff do not have any copy of:
>
>   XFree86 Technical Conference
>   https://www.usenix.org/legacy/publications/library/proceedings/xfree86/
>   2001-11-08
>
>   5th Annual Linux Showcase & Conference
>
> https://www.usenix.org/legacy/publications/library/proceedings/als01/tech.html
>   2001-11-08
>
>   WORLDS '04
>   https://www.usenix.org/legacy/events/worlds04/tech/
>   2004-12-05
>
> If you have any of these three, please let <info@usenix.org> know.  They
> also lack about twenty more for which they have posted the academic
> papers, but don't have the covers or front-matter, so if you have other
> proceedings from between 1989 and 2004 that you'd be willing to part
> with or scan, also let them know.  Thanks!
>
>         John
>
>

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* Re: [TUHS] UNIX NEWS and ; login: archives, particularly from 1975-1978
  2020-11-19 22:54 [TUHS] UNIX NEWS and ; login: archives, particularly from 1975-1978 John Gilmore
  2020-11-20 17:14 ` Mary Ann Horton
  2020-11-21  0:27 ` Warner Losh
@ 2020-11-21 20:53 ` Warren Toomey
  2 siblings, 0 replies; 5+ messages in thread
From: Warren Toomey @ 2020-11-21 20:53 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: John Gilmore; +Cc: The Eunuchs Hysterical Society

On Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 02:54:05PM -0800, John Gilmore wrote:
> While cleaning up a few shelves of old USENIX proceedings, I found a
> mysterious manila envelope full of xeroxed copies of all the original
> UNIX NEWS newsletters from 1975 thru 1977.  It was renamed to ;login:
> in 1977 and has continued publication to this day.  The envelope also
> contained ;login: issues v2n6 thru v3n8 (1977-1978).
> 
> I scanned those all in today and put them up on my website, here:
> 
>   http://www.toad.com/early-usenix-newsletters/

I've copied these into the Unix Archive here, with attributions to John:

https://www.tuhs.org/Archive/Documentation/Usenix/Early_Newsletters/

Thanks so much for finding and scanning them in, John!

Cheers, Warren

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