[AUUG-Talk]: Conference comments, anyone?
ggr at qualcomm.com
Thu Dec 15 02:48:57 EST 2005
At 01:57 2005-12-15 +1030, David Newall wrote:
>The John Lyons award seems to have disappeared from the face of the
>planet, which is a pity because a monument to a great man has been
>lost with it.
Part of the reason for that is that the people who used to keep the
Lions award going have shifted a lot of focus to endowing "the John
Lions chair in Operating Systems" at UNSW instead; this position is
now being advertised after the effort started just before the
dot-bomb. But the funding is not yet self-sustaining, further
contributions are needed. USENIX has offered to match donations $-$
from its members (and I'll go out on a limb and say that the spirit
of the decision is such that they'd probably match donations from
AUUG members as well).
Perhaps AUUG should roll the funds used for the Lions award over to
that effort? Or revitalise it by actually finding deserving
recipients, but having been on that committee (in fact, I think I
still am, even though I don't live in Oz any more), I know it's difficult.
I can't comment on any of your other stuff, I was in the wrong
country to attend AUUG this year, but I heard good things about it.
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