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 for ITS
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Its \Its\ ([i^]ts), poss. pron.
     Possessive form of the pronoun it. See It.
     [1913 Webster]

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  ITS
         Incompatible Time-sharing System (DEC)
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  ITS
         International Telecommunications Society (org.)
         

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  ITS
   /I?T?S/, n.
  
      1. Incompatible Time-sharing System, an influential though highly
      idiosyncratic operating system written for PDP-6s and PDP-10s at MIT and
      long used at the MIT AI Lab. Much AI-hacker jargon derives from ITS
      folklore, and to have been ?an ITS hacker? qualifies one instantly as an
      old-timer of the most venerable sort. ITS pioneered many important
      innovations, including transparent file sharing between machines and
      terminal-independent I/O. After about 1982, most actual work was shifted to
      newer machines, with the remaining ITS boxes run essentially as a hobby and
      service to the hacker community. The shutdown of the lab's last ITS machine
      in May 1990 marked the end of an era and sent old-time hackers into
      mourning nationwide (see high moby). There is an ITS home page.
  
      2. A mythical image of operating-system perfection worshiped by a bizarre,
      fervent retro-cult of old-time hackers and ex-users (see troglodyte,
      sense 2). ITS worshipers manage somehow to continue believing that an OS
      maintained by assembly-language hand-hacking that supported only monocase
      6-character filenames in one directory per account remains superior to
      today's state of commercial art (their venom against Unix is particularly
      intense). See also holy wars, Weenix.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  ITS
  
     1. Incompatible time-sharing System
  
     An influential but highly idiosyncratic operating system
     written for the PDP-6 and PDP-10 at MIT and long used at
     the MIT AI Lab.  Much AI-hacker jargon derives from ITS
     folklore, and to have been "an ITS hacker" qualifies one
     instantly as an old-timer of the most venerable sort.  ITS
     pioneered many important innovations, including transparent
     file sharing between machines and terminal-independent I/O.
     After about 1982, most actual work was shifted to newer
     machines, with the remaining ITS boxes run essentially as a
     hobby and service to the hacker community.  The shutdown of
     the lab's last ITS machine in May 1990 marked the end of an
     era and sent old-time hackers into mourning nationwide (see
     high moby).  The Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden is
     maintaining one "live" ITS site at its computer museum (right
     next to the only TOPS-10 system still on the Internet), so
     ITS is still alleged to hold the record for OS in longest
     continuous use (however, WAITS is a credible rival for this
     palm).
  
     2. A mythical image of operating system perfection worshiped
     by a bizarre, fervent retro-cult of old-time hackers and
     ex-users (see troglodyte).  ITS worshipers manage somehow to
     continue believing that an OS maintained by assembly
     language hand-hacking that supported only monocase
     6-character filenames in one directory per account remains
     superior to today's state of commercial art (their venom
     against Unix is particularly intense).
  
     See also holy wars, Weenix.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1994-12-15)
  

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