[Talk] Some thoughts on AUUG, LUG's and their future

Greg Black gjb at gbch.net
Thu Jul 4 12:31:30 EST 2002

Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:

| On Wednesday,  3 July 2002 at  1:04:36 +1000, Gary R. Schmidt wrote:
| > [quoting Steve Jenin]
| >> - Rebrand AUUG EG: - "Aust Unix/Linux/BSD User Group"
| > This I really disagree with, it smacks of Stallman's push for
| > GNU/ABC/DEF/GHI/IJK/Linux.  If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck,
| > and walks like a duck, it's a duck.
| >
| > Extend it, yes, as we did when we became the "Australian UNIX and Open
| > Systems User Group", but keep the AUUG name/symbol as it is.
| I have a concern about the term "Open Systems".  It has a late 80s,
| early 90s smell about it.  I think that we should remove that term,
| but it's not clear what to replace it with.  The best I have come up
| with so far has been "AUUG: Australian UNIX and related systems User
| Group".  Comments?  Improvements?

Ick.  As far as I'm concerned, it should be "Australian Unix
Users Group" -- where the term "unix" (capitalised in this case
because it's a word in the group name) means the versions of
UNIX sanctioned by this week's owner of the name; all the BSD
variants; all the Linux flavours; the new Mac thingy; and
anything else that quacks like a duck (sorry, offers the basic
functionality and style of "unix").


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