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

Greg Black gjb at auug.org.au
Fri Sep 15 11:37:18 EST 2006

On 2006-09-15, David Newall wrote:
> Greg Black wrote:

>> I've been to many more AUUG conferences than Linux ones, but I
>> have not seen anything to make me favour a Linux event over an
>> AUUG one.
> I guess you've never been to an LCA.  Think of the great AUUG 
> conferences of the 80's and you'll be pretty close to the mark.

It really gets up my nose when people say things like "I guess
you've never ..." without the slightest evidence for their
assumptions.  I *have* been to an LCA and I was specifically
comparing that experience (unfavourably) with my AUUG conference

>> Early today, I was wondering if it was perhaps time to wind up
>> AUUG as was suggested in the message that started this thread.
>> Reading the above makes me sure that I want AUUG to continue and
>> that I want to be a part of that.
> I don't know what your particular objections are to Linux, you quite 
> properly didn't say, but I have a very strong idea that, were you to 
> utter them, they would sound very much like the objections that BSDers 
> have to System V, or vice versa.

Here we go again, making assumptions about what I would say
based on nothing.  You don't know what my objections are to
Linux, just as you don't know how much experience I have with
using and studying Linux.  (And, for the same reasons as before,
I'm not going to outline those objections here, as this is not a
suitable forum for Linux-bashing, whether it's well-informed or
simple bigotry.)

I don't want to waste people's time with arguments here, but I
felt the need to correct the two glaring errors in David's


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