[Linux-aus] Should Linux Australia change its name?
james at rcpt.to
Sun Apr 22 23:18:17 EST 2012
On 22/04/2012 1:44 PM, John Ferlito wrote:
> We think it is time for us to change the name of our organisation to have it
> more accurately represent the focus of our community.
We discussed this at PLUG for similar reasons.
First, as the only recognised LUG in WA, the "P" seemed perhaps a little
Second, as here, we're all about Linux *and *Open Source - the entire
However, after some debate we found that the established recognition of
being a LUG out weighed a name change. We felt that many generally
understood the association of Linux to include the Open Source
communities. Oh, and the puns we have with naming stuff was far too
amusing; so we've stayed as PLUG.
WRT LA => something else, I think -1 on name changes I've seen thus far.
Two options I can put forward:
1) I'd hazard "Linux & Open Source Australia". Keeping the /Linux/ in
the name at this stage would be useful IMHO, and if necessary could
potentially serve as a stepping stone as part of a multi-year transition
to something else if required (a debate for 5 years down the track).
2) the simple inclusion of a "tag line" to the organisation name, along
the lines of:
* Linux Australia
/for Linux and Open Source communities/
.. and appropriate changes to the constitution's Objects of the
Association (if applicable) to give equal measure to OSS (which I
assume would happen anyway with a name change). But the association name
as it stands could remain unchanged.
 Mostly hosts, like bath.plug.org.au, pot.plug.org.au, and
shameless.plug.org.au are all still active, and in the past, "spark" and
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