[AUUG-Talk]: Re: AUUG President's Newsletter - v1n2, 23-mar-2006

John O'Brien john at whitesmiths.com
Sun Mar 26 07:59:34 EST 2006

Dear All,

The School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of  
New South Wales has established the John Lions Chair. It is not fully  
funded as an endowed chair at present. The fund raisers did receive a  
major contribution from the US corporation Qualcomm that has allowed  
the position to be initially filled.

We are seeking additional financial assistance to make this a fully  
endowed chair, a perpetual position. USENIX has announced the  
creation of a matching fund for the John Lions Chair. Thus any moneys  
now raised will now be matched by them, a very generous offer from  
our US counterparts. Given the contributions made by John to AUUG in  
its formation, I would think that AUUG and any like Australian  
organisations should use their best endeavours to undertake whatever  
activities appropriate to assist in raising of the additional funds  
to ensure this is an endowed chair.

Thank you for your continuing support.

John O'Brien
Fundraising Committee
John Lions Chair
john at whitesmiths.com

On 23/03/2006, at 3:49 PM, Pia Waugh wrote:

> Hi David, all,
> <quote who="David Purdue">
>> *** The John Lions Chair in Operating Systems
>> The University of New South Wales is establishing an endowed Chair to
>> recognise the enormous contribution made by John Lions to the  
>> world of
>> computing.
> Just a quick note of interest about the John Lions Chair. Maddog  
> (aka - Jon
> Hall) had a auction at linux.conf.au this year and we managed to raise
> almost $50k. The auction items going for ~$10k (mainly by a few  
> large cabals
> outbidding each other), Linux Australia choosing to match the  
> auction for
> $10k, almost $5000 donated from peoples pockets on the night and  
> then Usenix
> matching the full amount. If AUUG were to host an auction for this  
> cause at
> your conference in October, I'm sure Maddog and all the other folk  
> trying to
> make this happen would be very thankful.
> Cheers,
> Pia
> -- 
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