[AUUG-Talk]: Re: The future of AUUG (was: So, How was it? [Last AUUG Conference])
john at johndalton.info
Fri Oct 19 16:42:35 EST 2007
On 10/19/07, Andrew McRae <amcrae at employees.org> wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-10-19 at 15:52 +1000, Karl Auer wrote:
> > Steve spoke of "diehards" on both sides. What reasons would LA have for
> > not wanting a merger with AUUG?
> AUUG's constituency is wider and more inclusive than LA. AUUG by
> tradition and by article aims at any Unix or Open System, e.g AIX or
> Solaris (prior to any GPL3 licensing of Solaris), whereas LA
> excludes non-GPL systems.
> For instance, no presentation can be given at LCA about anything that
> isn't available under an Open Source licence (maybe even under a GPL
> licence, not sure about that). That effectively means anybody who
> wants to talk about something in a non-GPL kernel (or perhaps
> a non Open Source kernel), cannot do it at LCA.
The CFP for LCA 2008 explicitly included the BSDs and any other FLOSS
topic - it's certainly not restricted to GPL only.
SAGE-AU is an organisation which supports both free and proprietary
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