[AUUG-Talk]: Re: AUUG: Time to pull the plug?
dave at horsfall.org
Thu Sep 14 21:29:46 EST 2006
On Thu, 14 Sep 2006, David Newall wrote:
> AUUG is dying; or already has died but not everyone has noticed yet. It was
> overtaken by the Linux community; which surely includes all of us. AUUG
> shares a common spirit with UNIX, which is importantly characterised by
> openness and sharing, and that spirit has moved on. It still lives, in fact
> is stronger than ever, but now is called "Open Source" and Linux is its poster
> boy. To my eyes the Linux community's borders don't stop at Linux, and most
> certainly includes other dialects of UNIX. The Linux community exhibits
> exactly the same qualities that AUUG did in its heyday, and has an order of
> magnitude more energy (people) than does AUUG. They now run a better
> conference, in more places (AUUG won't get off the eastern seaboard), and with
> more and better minor events, too. They publish more articles, provide more
> support, have more users and more influence. More research comes from there.
> In short, we have become the Linux community. Now it merely remains to tidy
> up some loose ends. AUUG is one of them. RIP.
So, didja have to write the entire fscking thing in one fscking paragraph?
I might respond to your points, or then again, I might not; it's just
that, well, your response is basically unreadable...
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