Why not pick *nice* places for the Usenix conventions?
amanda at visix.com
Sat Jun 29 07:45:36 AEST 1991
In article <1991Jun28.165006.713 at oar.net> karl.kleinpaste at osc.edu writes:
If Usenix is going to start adopting political viewpoints on every
subject that comes along, I'm just going to drop out entirely and take
up carpentry again.
I agree. I belong to "political" organizations, and I belong to
"technical" organizations; they are different, and I belong to them
for different reasons. As much as I might sympathize with or share
Peter's concerns, I am not interested in USENIX becoming a lever for
anyone's political agenda, even if it happens to agree with my own
feelings. We have enough internal politics already. Let's not add in
external politics as well...
I think that selection of USENIX sites should be a matter of cost,
services, and convenience for the members, and that's about it. It
should not be a political soapbox for anyone.
Amanda Walker amanda at visix.com
Visix Software Inc. ...!uunet!visix!amanda
"Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than from the arguments
of its opposers." --William Penn, _Fruits of Solitude_
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