[Linux-aus] Representation

Jeff Waugh jdub at perkypants.org
Tue Feb 4 15:51:32 UTC 2003

<quote who="Bret Busby">

> Why could there not be a LinuxWA, to which each Linux-oriented
> organisation in the state, can be affiliated, with each completely
> autonomous and independent, but, giving a united resource, that could be
> used for such purposes as lobbying the state government on state-based
> issues; the use of Linux in government departments, formal Linux
> qualifications (perhaps, the provision of RHCT certification via TAFE, and
> RHCE via universities or TAFE), lobbying the Local Government Association
> (all the shire, town and city councils) regarding Linux, etc.

This is a close enough to existing LUGs. However, it's worth pointing out
that Linux Australia is simply not big enough to merit this kind of

Bush fire brigades, surf life-savers, and other organisations that have
groups in every town or every few km along the beach need this much
infrastructure. LA doesn't (at the moment - but world domination is nigh),
and even then, a loose coalition feels a lot more attractive and casual to
me than a big thumping org with a massive infrastructure and communication
problems. :-)

- Jeff

   "Instead you're doing circle jerks with the Care Bears of Censorship."   
                                  - Siduri                                  

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