[Linux-aus] Should Linux Australia change its name?
lloy0076 at adam.com.au
Tue Apr 24 09:29:22 EST 2012
It doesn't follow that because Linux Australia hasn't (for whatever reason) been successful in building the Linux Australia band outside of Linux Australia folks that we throw the name Linux Australia (or its ostensible narrower purpose) out.
Incidentally, let's throw this one quietly into the mix:
Should Linux Australia change its objectives
Is it just me or does Linux Australia have no objectives at all in its current constitution at http://www.linux.org.au/constitution? That strikes me as odd - given the absence of formal objectives, there's nothing apart from community pressure stopping the formal body from doing, well, anything that is not against the aims of the organisation, which aren't specified...
On 23/04/2012, at 7:47 PM, James Turnbull wrote:
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> Tim Ansell wrote:
>> At the same time the present activities and role of the Linux
>> Australia organisation are being impeded by retaining a name that no
>> longer accurately reflects its membership.
>> I'd like to see proof of this. LA is running PyCon AU successfully and
>> Drupal and ..., seems like LA is actively working fine.
> I hate to be the harbinger of bad news but Linux Australia is an almost
> unknown brand. Outside of a small subset of the Australian Linux
> community (a significant number of said subset post on this list) it's
> largely unrecognised. It's certainly not perceived as a peak body. The
> linux.conf.au brand is very strong - in the Linux world it's seen as one
> of the premier open source conferences in the world - but largely in my
> experience no one knows Linux Australia is the parent entity.
> My view is that this is an opportunity. Rebrand, do some solid media
> relations and grab hold of the peak body status for open source in
> Australia. I see this as an excellent chance to own open source issues
> for Australasia and actually start to make a different in government and
> James Turnbull
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