[Linux-aus] It's that time of year again

Noven Purnell-Webb lists at magedata.net
Thu Jul 2 21:42:00 EST 2009

Ignore that last... I should stop drinking and go to bed. But the .nz
idea still rocks.

On Thu, 2009-07-02 at 20:03 +0930, Glen Turner wrote:
> > KRE isn't interested in having LA have *useful* access to the linux.conf.au domain
> That does not at all reflect the personal conversations I've had with Robert on this
> issue in the past.
> What do you think complaining to Robert will do?  He does not create the AU policy,
> he does not maintain it. If he does not implement it as written then some bastard
> will sue him into bankruptcy just to get control of the TLD.  Robert has been there,
> done that, and isn't about to be stupid enough to do anything but implement the
> letter of the policy.  Nor is anyone filling in for Robert.  We've all been scarred
> by the history of DNS regulation in Australia.
> > and AUDA aren't interested in fixing the issue.
> AuDA are interested in money. And conf.au isn't going to bring in any of that.
> Which is why they are disinterested.
> linux.conf.au is the most successful technical conference in Australia.  So get
> out there and lobby the members of the AuDA Board so that they take an interest.
> I'd wager that Linux Australia has never written them a letter.
> I've never seen a mention of this issue in the trade press.  It's well time AuDA
> had some PR heat.
> Do a stunt. Register linux.conf.nz for this year. Write an open letter to the
> Minister for Communications and Random Other Stuff pointing out that the .nz
> just happened, but for linux.conf.au you've been in negotiations with AuDA
> for over five years.
> Get interested people in power interested. Kate Lundy is a good starting point.
> > In short: LA/LCA are rooted as both entities who *could* solve this problem
> No, Robert cannot solve this problem.  Hassling him is just counterproductive.
> AuDA on the other hand can give you what you want. All you've got to do is
> to get it enough profile to get it on the meeting agenda.

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