[Linux-aus] AUUG to close? Will there be a rush of new members to Linux Australia?
bpa at iss.net.au
Fri Dec 21 00:36:59 UTC 2007
Dave Davey wrote:
> If AUUG wants to merge with/be taken over by/be incorporated into/ LA, my
> view is that this is not conceptually easy and does not involve equals.
> LA's charter relates to community - a large coverage. AUUG is for
> professionals - to my way of thinking a small subset of the community.
> This is not an argument against any new relationship or structure, but
> I think it does say we should move cautiously and not start with discussions
> about a name change. Let things evolve with LA's brand untarnished (except
> perhaps for some small print acknowledgement "incorporating AUUG") and
> see what happens. If there are many new members and they make an impact
> a new name may evolve. The name is not the starting point.
are there other options to be canvassed by AUUG? As a professional
association, as their charter states, is it, as dave says, a fait
accompli to join with Linux Australia a proudly community focussed group?
Is an industry group such as OSIA something to investigate?
Is the Australian Computer Society an option? ACS has a couple of
national special interest groups that are basically other
'organisations' which have seen the value in becoming a national SIG of
the ACS. See http://www.safety-club.org.au/ for the Safety Critical
systems SIG. Also the Telecommunications Society of Australia
(http://www.tsa.org.au/) are currently exploring a 'close cooperation'
with the telecommunications SIG of ACS and you can see the argument for
that at http://www.tsa.org.au/public/news_detail.asp?id=42
I am confident that ACS would be very approachable should any of the
AUUG committee want to talk to them over the coming weeks and months.
Just a thought at this juncture in the evolution of AUUG.
Brenda Aynsley, FACS, PCP
Director Oz Business Partners http://www.ozbusinesspartners.com/
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