[AUUG-Talk]: Conference Update

Con Zymaris conz at cybersource.com.au
Tue Sep 25 22:30:06 EST 2007

On Tue, Sep 25, 2007 at 08:24:23PM +1000, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> On Tue, 25 Sep 2007, David Purdue wrote:


> > Unfortunately the AUUG constitution requires that any funds left as 
> > dissolution go to an organisation with similar aims and objectives. LA 
> > is not that, as it does not promote Unix.
> Correct; they promote a Windoze replacement, complete with glitzy and 
> useless Gooey that's attractive to the drooling masses.

Unix no longer exists. 

It stopped existing sometime in the late '80s. All that's left of 'Unix'
is an idea and a set of ideals. 

Nothing represents either better than Linux. 

Nothing has more chance of maintaining them into the future better than

Decide as you must, but don't make the decision based on your distaste
for a successful Unix-like platform. 

It was that distaste, that failure to bring the fledgling platform under
its wing in '92-93, that meant that AUUG gained little from the verve,
energy and ideas that Linux fomented. Instead, AUUG chased the corporate
Unix world. In the end, that decision wasn't Linux's loss, it was

Try not to make the same mistake again. 

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