[Linux-aus] Should Linux Australia change its name?
greebo at pipka.org
Mon Apr 23 15:51:27 EST 2012
<quote who="Paul Shirren">
> On 23/04/12 1:50 PM, Chris Neugebauer wrote:
> > The suggestion I'm putting forward is to make "Linux Australia" a
> > smaller part of an organisation that oversees many Open Technology
> > issues. This would mean that "Linux Australia" were about Linux, and
> > would run _alongside_ e.g. PyCon and Drupal Down Under, rather than
> > _above_.
> I think this is a MUCH better suggestion than a name change. As Russell
> said SPI is a good model. How about Technology in the Public Interest?
> Chuck a "South" on the end if you want to namespace it for the region.
> Have one organisation to handle all the finances and paperwork and let
> their associates get on with servicing their communities like nothing
> had changed.
> If something like that was being setup it would be good to consider if
> there is a better way to support associated events and orgs across the
Hmm, I see the validity in this suggestion, but I don't think it'd fly. LA
is already more off an umbrella org than other groups out there so
structurally it makes more sense to rename it than to create a whole new org
(with "someone" out there happy to run it). I think a rename is a far easier
transition than creating yet more overhead for some poor sucker to
Taking that into account, it could well be worth all coming under OSIA or
the OTF (Open Technology Foundation) but personally, I think a standalone
community org is a healthy thing to have.
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