[AUUG-Talk]: Re: AUUG: Time to pull the plug?
numard at meijome.net
Thu Sep 14 12:42:18 EST 2006
On Thu, 14 Sep 2006 11:22:42 +0930
Greg 'groggy' Lehey <Greg.Lehey at auug.org.au> wrote:
> In four weeks' time, the AUUG 2006 conference should be in full swing.
> Traditionally the AGM is held on the Thursday of the conference, four
> weeks from today. According to Paragraph 15 of the constitution
> (http://www.auug.org.au/info/constitution.html), the Secretary should
> send written notice of such a meeting at least four weeks ahead of
> time, i.e. today.
> I have an agenda item, but I haven't seen notice of the meeting.
> In fact, there are a whole lot of things I haven't seen:
> - My membership renewal, due at the end of June. I have agreed to
> automatic renewal, so all the treasurer needs to do is to deduct the
> sum from my credit card. If my membership hasn't been renewed,
> whose has?
Not here. I was just wondering what happened with that...
> - The final programme. Typically this should be sent out as a flyer
> registration forms months in advance.
> - Anybody complaining on the mailing lists. Does anybody care?
> So, finally, my agenda item: I think that it's time to disband AUUG.
> Am I the only one?
> My questions at the moment:
> - Do enough members think that it's time to dissolve AUUG?
> - How many members do we have?
> - How do we know who the members are? At this stage, I'd say that the
> only proof is a receipt for payment of membership fees.
> - If we dissolve AUUG, what do we do with the funds? I can see a
> number of possibilities:
> - AUUG should merge with Linux Australia. I think it's pretty clear
> that Linux Australia is conceptually the successor organization.
> The problem I have (and that LA shares) is that there's no place
> there for users of proprietary UNIX.
and BSD OS. I for one don't particularly care too much for Linux...which is why
I never approached linux AU...but if it comes to the point where is the only
major group working on Open source unix-like OS, then I (and possibly some
others) will have to.
> - Donate all the funds to the John Lions chair of computer science
> at UNSW.
np w/this - hopefully there will be some other suggestions too.
Thanks for bringing this up Greg.
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