[Talk] Is AUUG too pro open source?

David Lloyd lloy0076 at adam.com.au
Mon Jan 19 19:30:51 EST 2004


> > I've been happily lurking on this list for some time now, and I don't
> > seem to have been booted off despite my unfinancial status as an AUUG
> > member, so I figured I might pop up here (even if all I succeed in
> > doing is reminding someone that the lists need cleaning).
> Heh.  No, The list is in fact open to non-members.  Liz will just send
> you a friendly reminder that it's a great idea to be an AUUG member :-)

Random thought time.

AUUG could do this:

 1. Encourage all members and any Australian to submit an original article
 2. Submit that article to peer review
    - make this a 2 step process
      * reviewed by a select AUUG committee
      * reviewed by members only; the members get to see the select
        committee's comments but do not have to agree with them; a mark
        from 0 [no worth] to 5 [lots of worth] is set
 3. If the feedback is positive (the average mark is greater than 3.5 say)
    then the person gets a $10 discount to a specific AUUG event they

This may, of course, lead to some financial loss. However, given that AUUGN
can't contain millions of articles and the review process, this cost can be


 1. Original content
 2. Original content that's published first in AUUGN
 3. AUUG member participation

...and so on.


[take this as you want - it's just a random idea]

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