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Birds Of a Feather
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(BOF) (From the saying "Birds of a feather flock together") An
informal discussion group, scheduled on a conference program
or formed ad hoc, to consider a specific issue or subject. It
is not clear where or when this term originated, but it is now
associated with the USENIX conferences for Unix techies
and was already established there by 1984. It was used
earlier than that at DECUS conferences and is reported to
have been common at SHARE meetings as far back as the early