[Linux-aus] Should Linux Australia change its name?
Jon "maddog" Hall
maddog at li.org
Sun Apr 22 22:26:51 EST 2012
On Sun, 2012-04-22 at 15:44 +1000, John Ferlito wrote:
> Linux Australia has been around for over ten years and we are no longer an
> organisation focussed mainly on Linux and running LCA each year. All of our
> members use or contribute to open source projects in one form or another. Linux
> Australia has also become involved in open source and open culture events that
> are not specifically related to Linux.
Have you thought about keeping the name but strengthening your byline of
"Representing Free Software and Open Source Communities"?
For example, you create a logo that has the Penguin feet and Linux Australia as you
have currently, but create a circle of the words "Representing Free Software and Open Source Communities"
and put that around the logo?
I also remember a while back there was talk of being more inclusive in another way and
joining with the New Zealanders. If you do change the name you might consider that issue
> Jon "maddog" Hall
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