[Talk] AUUG'S Declining Membership

Greg Rose ggr at qualcomm.com
Fri Jul 26 17:37:18 EST 2002

As one of the people who remember a time when AUUG *didn't* have a business 
manager, trust me... Liz is probably worth more than the cents we pay her, 
and is probably the glue that's holding the group together.

The problems facing AUUG are serious, and I don't know how to solve them. 
But slashing expenses can only go so far, and I think AUUG is about as bare 
bones as it can be.

USENIX has somewhat transmogrified itself into a much bigger and more 
diverse organisation, incorporating SAGE, security, the free Unix movement, 
and other stuff. Except for them, AUUG is the last remaining "large" UUG; 
the others that are still going, like NLUUG, are smaller than most of our 
regionals! Their life is easier, with more concentrated populations.

Dunno what to suggest, except that it's a hard problem.


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