[AUUG-Talk]: Re: does auug have a future?

David Newall david.newall at auug.org.au
Tue Feb 19 18:16:06 EST 2008

Peter Miller wrote:
> One possible implementation of AUUG in a free form is to transfer
> auug.org.au to Linux Australia (LA), and have them take care of the
> domain renewals, etc.  (Non sequitur: LA membership is $0.)  I have
> spoken to the relevant people, and they think this is well within LA's
> charter, and they are prepared to let us keep administering everything
> like mailing lists, etc (quite happy, actually, as it's no extra work
> for them).  LA already has incorporation and insurance and all that
> other administrivia.  LA qualifies against the AUUG Constitution's
> criteria for non-profit-ness.  We could even transfer ownership of the
> AUUG servers to LA ownership, or hosting contracts, or however it is we
> do it, and they will make them available right back.
> The above is quite serious, and is not intended as a troll.

Prior to LA's most recent board election, I conducted a concerted
campaign to interest LA members in amalgamating with, or taking-over,
AUUG.  There was only slight interest.  I believe that LA is largely
indifferent to AUUG, and think that any further effort in that vein
would be wasted.

> In the same vein, LA has a large and active annual conference, with many
> students attending.  I think this would be an excellent venue for the
> John Lions student prize.
I agree with this; but see no reason why the current trustees couldn't
continue in that role under an LA-awarded prize.

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