Secure Trusted Operating System Consortium

The Secure Trusted Operating System Consortium, known also as the STOS, was an annual conference held between 1999 and 2003 with a sixth planned, but never launched. The Consortium concentrated on Mac OS and BSD as being secure and trusted, excluding Microsoft, even though Microsoft tried to use the name with their Trusted Computing Group.

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