This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Indeed, RUP is a process framework. The kind of process instance you get out of it is entirely dependent on how you pick'n'choose from what IBM/Rational has included into the framework. In fact, I'd call it a process buffet instead of a process framework.