LISA (organization)

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LISA is the USENIX special interest group for system administrators. LISA was known officially as the System Administrators Guild until November 2003; from 2003 to 2010, it was known as SAGE.

In March 2016 it was announced that LISA was being retired.[1][2]

Major activities[edit]

USENIX/SAGE tote bag
  • Co-sponsors the annual system administration conference, also known as LISA.
  • Hosts several technical and professional mailing lists.
  • Provides a job listing service.
  • Compiles an annual salary survey of system administrators' salaries keyed to many variables.
  • Publishes a series of short topics booklets in the field of system administration.
  • Establishes and promotes a code of ethics for system administrators.
  • Supports local user groups.
  • Offers an IRC channel.
  • Presents an annual award for outstanding contributions to the field of system administration.[3]

Proposed spinoff[edit]

In June 2004, SAGE was dissolved as a Special Technical Group to prepare for a spin-off from its parent organization, USENIX. On October 27, 2005, the USENIX Board, by a 4-4 vote, failed to approve a motion to progress the separation of SAGE from USENIX, declaring instead that SAGE is better as a suborganization. This contributed to the formation of LOPSA by individuals involved in the aborted spinoff.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Henderson, Casey (2016-03-02). "Refocusing the LISA Community". USENIX.
  2. ^ "LISA SIG FAQ". USENIX. Retrieved 2016-03-02.
  3. ^ "LISA Awards". Retrieved 2013-07-09.

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