[Linux-aus] With elections coming up soon I thought I'd post a few ideas

Andrew Donnellan ajdlinux at gmail.com
Sat Dec 3 12:48:02 UTC 2005

On 03/12/05, Pia Waugh <greebo at pipka.org> wrote:
> Hi Andrew,
> <quote who="Andrew Donnellan">
> > Work on projects with them, give grants, promote them.
> Good call, although I think we are on a path where we are getting to be able
> to do that only now. Promoting and supporting the local community is taking
> time as the community starts to take advantage of such resources, I think
> promoting such projects in our media and any local work by them is
> important. I think a regular dialogue with such groups is also important.

"although I think we are on a path where we are getting to be able to
do that only now".
Well, let's start doing it now.

> > The FSF wouldn't have anything *formal* to do with us: and changing
> > the name from Linux Australia to GNU/Linux Australia would be hard and
> > ruin our identity (even if I believe it should be called GNU/Linux).
> > However now that the process of drafting the GPL3 has started, I think
> > we should have our say in it.
> True, good call. Would you like to be involved in being the LA voice for the
> GPL? The model we are trying to build is the ctte enables people to do what
> needs to be done while maintaining core activities such as LCA, SFD and
> grants.

If it doesn't involve travel, yes. (It's quite hard for students to
have enough cash to do all that stuff..)

> > Can't suggest much more. Could have an advertising campaign or
> > something like that in cooperation with one of the other Free
> > Software/GNU/Linux groups.
> Yeah, good call. I'm pulling together this advocacy sub-ctte, perhaps we
> should make it a bigger initiative and include a bunch of groups. It is a
> local initiative so local groups make sense but the more the merrier :)

An advocacy subctte is great! It would be more effective if we
included more groups into it, i think. Also, mainstream media advocacy
(newspapers, tv, radio, billboards) is something we'll have to think
about for the long term.

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