Open Software Foundation definition body
(OSF) A foundation created by nine computer vendors, (Apollo
, Nixdorf, Philips
) to promote "Open Computing". It is planned that common operating systems
and interfaces, based on developments of Unix
and the X Window System
will be forthcoming for a wide range of different hardware architectures. OSF announced the release of the industry's first open operating system
- OSF/1 on 23 October 1990.