[Linux-aus] *cough*

Tim Connors tconnors+la at astro.swin.edu.au
Mon Jul 3 13:00:02 UTC 2006

On Sun, 2 Jul 2006, John Ferlito wrote:

> On Sun, Jul 02, 2006 at 11:33:51AM +1000, Aguido Horatio Davis wrote:
> > horatio at creep:~$
> > 
> > 
> > Are there any plans to put the domain back for LCA2007?
> Yes, there are. The process got kicked off a few weeks ago. You only
> get to keep conf.au domains for a short period of time and have to
> give them back once the conference is over.

Which is quite surprising and quite a bogus requirement, IMNSHO.

Astronomy conferences keep up their pages indefinitely.  It's good 
historical information.  Sometimes you want to be able to refer back to 
the program.  Quite often, the actual talks and then of course the 
proceedings end up on the page, and these definitely need to be able to 
stay forever.

The requirement really limits the usefulness of the .conf.au domain.  

Stapp's (of Murphy's law fame) Law: the universal aptitude for
ineptitude makes any human accomplishment an incredible miracle.

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