The following sections are available:
|Summary--A quick summary of the three decades of MTS' service.|
|Overview--A more detailed overview of MTS, looking back at its 30-year history.|
|A History of MTS: 30 Years of Computing Service--A detailed history on the creation and propagation of MTS as an operating system.|
|Time Line--A time line of the major milestones in MTS' history.|
|Anecdotes--Some anecdotes about MTS, either amusing easter eggs in the system or funny reminiscences from MTS users.|
|Merit--A brief synopsis of how MTS led to the creation of the Merit network, which eventually became part of NSFNet and is a precursor to the Internet.|
Much of this information is U-M centric, though a lot of development work also took place at other MTS Consortium universities, such as the PLUS language, Command Language Parser (CLParser), and the Resource Manager (RM) system (which was a complete replacement for the older Houston Automatic Spooling Program (HASP)) which were developed at the University of British Columbia.
As of November 2010, a team of MTS developers are working to make MTS open source. This requires getting permission from a number of people and organizations that have software that is part of MTS, or removing their code from it. As of December 2011, a team of MTS developers succeeded in making the MTS Distribution materials freely available under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License (CC BY 3.0).
Some of the articles in this section were written by Susan Topol, a staff writer with U-M ITD, and appeared in the May 1996 issue of Itdigest, the regular bulletin of the Information Technology Division of the University of Michigan. Copyright © 1996 by the Regents of the University of Michigan.
Our thanks to the MTS developers and historians at the universities in the MTS Consortium for their assistance in creating and updating this section.Last update Jan21/20 by Josh Simon (<firstname.lastname@example.org>).