[Linux-aus] Proprietary UNIX? (was: Goodbye AUUG, hello phoenix)
Greg 'groggy' Lehey
grog at lemis.com
Tue Sep 19 12:29:06 UTC 2006
On Monday, 18 September 2006 at 20:27:02 -0700, Michael Still wrote:
> Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
>> - I don't believe that Australia is big enough for two organizations
>> which cover so much common ground.
> Aren't there a lot more than two at the moment though? I can think of
> AUUG, LA, SAGE-AU, ACS off the top of my head.
There are more. But SAGE-AU and ACS don't have as much ground in
common as AUUG and LA.
>> - It confuses the Establishment. We've heard several times from
>> AGIMO, for example, that they'd far rather deal with only one open
>> source group.
> I have expressed my opinion of that argument in an earlier email.
Sorry, I either missed it or haven't got round to reading it yet.
>> - It also makes it easier to get sponsors for conferences and things.
> LA doesn't appear to have any troubles getting sponsors though.
s/any/much/, I suspect.
> I wonder if this is more of a process issue revolving around the
> _perceived_ worth of the two events in the minds of potential
> sponsors. AUUG used to do quite well with sponsors, and I'm not
> clear on what has changed. Can I have a hint please?
Flavour du jour, I'd say.
>> - AUUG caters for proprietary UNIX.
>> This last one is the real issue. I personally think it's a thing that
>> a successor organization could handle. You only need to look at the
>> conference programmes for the last few years to see that just about
>> everything has been Open Source. About the only exception has been
>> MacOS X. What do people think of that?
> Well, there was push back to OS X at several Linux events I attended
> last year. It's not free software, and that was the defining argument at
> the time.
Yes, I would have expected that. What do people think now?
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