Why not pick *nice* places for the Usenix conventions?

Amanda Walker 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_

More information about the Comp.org.usenix mailing list