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I have uploaded a new SRFI-96 to http://swiss.csail.mit.edu/~jaffer/srfi/srfi-96.html with some clarifications and a new Issues section: Issues It would be good to have a definitive set of operating-system names for software-type. RFC-3232 says that the operating-system list which originated in RFC-952 and ended with RFC-1700 is no longer defined by a RFC: Since 1994, this sequence of RFCs have been replaced by an online database accessible through a web page (currently, www.iana.org). The purpose of the present RFC is to note this fact and to officially obsolete RFC 1700, whose status changes to Historic. RFC 1700 is obsolete, and its values are incomplete and in some cases may be wrong. We expect this series to be revived in the future by the new IANA organization. That was in January 2002. The revival has not occurred. The web page seems to be http://www.iana.org/assignments/operating-system-names. Last updated 2002-04-29, it is six years out-of-date. Even for the the operating-systems it does address, it isn't consistent. Some operating-systems appear without version; some appear only with versions; some appear both ways. MSDOS appears without a hyphen or version while the entries for SunOS are SUN-OS-3.5, SUN-OS-4.0, and SUN. For MicroSoft Windows there are 12 varieties (none with MS or Microsoft), all with versions separated by hypens and a lone WIN32.