[AUUG-Talk]: Re: AUUG: Time to pull the plug?

Dave Horsfall 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...

-- Dave

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