The Danish UNIX systems User Group (Danish: Dansk UNIX-system Bruger Gruppe, DKUUG) is a computer user group which created and maintained the .dk internet domain for Denmark.[1] Founded in 1983, DKUUG is a primary advisor on the Danish open source environment policies.[2] The group is active in the standards processes for UNIX, POSIX, the Internet, the World Wide Web, and Open Document Format.


The Danish UNIX User Group was founded on November 18, 1983 with the purpose of providing Internet access to the Danish academic community and the whole of Denmark.[3] An offshoot of the EUUG, the DKUUG membership was composed of 41 people from the Danish academic and business computing industry. Founder Keld Simonsen of the Datalogisk Institut at Copenhagen University served as group foreman from 1983 to 1997.[2][4] It formed a commercial subsidiary, DKnet, organized as the Danish affiliate of the EUnet network.[5]

In 1996, DKnet was purchased by the Danish PTT TeleDanmark in a private transaction for 20 million DKK.[6][7]

During the 2000s, the organization has been the subject of internal disagreement and infighting among board members.[3]

See also


Further reading

  • (Danish) Keld Simonsen, "En historie om Keld og DKUUG" (A History of Keld and DKUUG),,

External links

  • Official DKUUG website (Danish)

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