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

Greg 'groggy' Lehey Greg.Lehey at auug.org.au
Thu Jul 4 12:36:31 EST 2002

On Thursday,  4 July 2002 at 12:31:30 +1000, Greg Black wrote:
> 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").

Right, but that's a little longer than my version :-)  We're looking
for something we can put at places like http://www.auug.org.au/.  BTW,
suggestions for improvement of the web site and pages are more than

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