[AUUG-Talk]: Re: Help keep AUUG alive!

Malcolm Caldwell malcolm.caldwell at cdu.edu.au
Mon Feb 4 13:37:27 EST 2008


I was away on leave over Christmas and so did not follow fully the
various discussions about AUUG.

So my question is: what is the current situation?  Did you receive any
replies to this email?

I can see no reason why an an AUUG with zero fees could not live on as a
web page, mailing lists etc.  I think there is value in this.

On Sun, 2008-01-20 at 16:07 +1100, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> AUUG has been in decline for years now.  At the turn of the century we
> had about 600 members (from memory); now it has about 30.  Still, many
> ex-members are on these lists, and the discussion over the last few
> months has shown that they are far from disinterested in the matter.
> As you probably know, financial members--only--of AUUG will soon be
> called to decide whether to dissolve AUUG.  A couple of months ago, I
> put forward a motion to continue AUUG as a non-financial institution
> (which mainly means that members pay no fees).  The benefits that I
> see in this are mainly a web site and a mailing list, though as long
> as AUUG remains incorporated, other things could happen too.
> The AUUG board has recognized this possibility, but the upcoming
> ballot on whether to dissolve AUUG will (probably) not take it into
> account.  Instead, we (the ex-members and others interested in AUUG's
> fate) have been asked to come up with an alternative solution.
> So, here it is.  Some initial questions:
> * Are you interested in the survival of AUUG if it doesn't cost you
>   money?  If you don't, I'm surprised you answered the question, and
>   the following questions don't make any sense to you, but I'd still
>   be interested in your reasoning.
> * Are you prepared to take an active part in keeping it alive?
> * What goals should the new AUUG pursue?
> * Should it remain incorporated?
> * What other issues should we consider?
> I'm expecting a lot of discussion on this matter.  Please direct to
> talk at auug.org.au.  If you're not on the list, please either join (via
> http://www.auug.org.au/mailman/listinfo/talk) or state so so that we
> can keep you in the loop.
> Greg
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