The alt.* hierarchy is a major class of newsgroups in Usenet, containing all newsgroups whose name begins with "alt.", organized hierarchically.- Alt.* hierarchy
He created the alt.* hierarchy in Usenet and is a major contributor to the GNU Project.- John Gilmore (activist)
The alt.* hierarchy was created by John Gilmore and Brian Reid.- Alt.* hierarchy
Along with faculty such as Susan Owicki, Forest Baskett, and James H. Clark, his research concerned the connection of Stanford to the Internet, and the development of the SUN workstation.- Brian Reid (computer scientist)
In 1987, he and John Gilmore created the alt.* hierarchy on Usenet.- Brian Reid (computer scientist)
Forest Baskett; James H. Clark; John L. Hennessy; Susan Owicki; Brian Reid. "Research in VLSI Systems Design and Architecture". Stanford University. 1981.- Susan Owicki
The alt.* hierarchy is not subject to the procedures controlling groups in the Big Eight, and it is as a result less organized.- Usenet
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International electronic mailing list for technical women in computing.
Award and fellowship granted by the Association for Computing Machinery as its highest honorary grade of membership, reserved for ACM members who have exhibited "professional excellence" in their "technical, professional and leadership contributions" Since 1993, the people that have been elected as fellows are listed below:
Susan S. Owicki
Acronym of Unix-to-Unix Copy.
The term generally refers to a suite of computer programs and protocols allowing remote execution of commands and transfer of files, email and netnews between computers.
Packages such as UUSLAVE/GNUUCP (John Gilmore, Garry Paxinos, Tim Pozar), UUPC/extended (Drew Derbyshire of Kendra Electronic Wonderworks) and FSUUCP (Christopher Ambler of IODesign), brought early Internet connectivity to personal computers, expanding the network beyond the interconnected university systems.
Use of messaging systems to send multiple unsolicited messages to large numbers of recipients for the purpose of commercial advertising, for the purpose of non-commercial proselytizing, for any prohibited purpose (especially the fraudulent purpose of phishing), or simply repeatedly sending the same message to the same user.
It later came to be used on Usenet to mean excessive multiple posting—the repeated posting of the same message.
Major American company in the computer industry from the 1960s to the 1990s.
A Usenet newsgroup is a repository usually within the Usenet system, for messages posted from users in different locations using the Internet.
The alt.* hierarchy has discussion of all kinds of topics, and many hierarchies for discussion specific to a particular geographical area or in a language other than English.
American lawyer and politician who served as the 56th governor of New York from 2011 to 2021.
On June 10, 2008, Cuomo announced that three major Internet service providers (Verizon Communications, Time Warner Cable, and Sprint) would "shut down major sources of online child pornography" by no longer hosting many Usenet groups.
Time Warner Cable ceased offering Usenet altogether, Sprint ended access to the 18,408 newsgroups in the alt.* hierarchy, and Verizon limited its Usenet offerings to the approximately 3,000 Big 8 newsgroups.
The Big 8 (previously the Big 7) are a group of newsgroup hierarchies established after the Great Renaming, a restructuring of Usenet that took place in 1987.
alt.* was not part of the original seven but created separately as a place with more freedom and fewer rules than the Big 7.
International non-profit digital rights group based in San Francisco, California.
The foundation was formed on 10 July 1990 by John Gilmore, John Perry Barlow and Mitch Kapor to promote Internet civil liberties.
Any individual advocating widespread use of strong cryptography and privacy-enhancing technologies as a route to social and political change.
In late 1992, Eric Hughes, Timothy C. May and John Gilmore founded a small group that met monthly at Gilmore's company Cygnus Solutions in the San Francisco Bay Area, and was humorously termed cypherpunks by Jude Milhon at one of the first meetings - derived from cipher and cyberpunk.