[Linux-aus] Can Linux Australia survive?

Jeff Waugh jdub at perkypants.org
Sun Jul 3 19:01:02 UTC 2005

<quote who="Lorn Potter">

> > We'll go overseas to Tasmania, too, when they have enough people to back
> > an LCA there.
> I thought LCA did not have any problems filling arenas.

Big difference between having a capable organising team, and attracting an
audience. :-)

> > * filtering out the less dedicated for one year;
> Dedication has nothing to do with it. Travelling internationally is 
> inherentally more of a PITA than travelling domestically.

But it was widely accepted when the decision was announced. It's certainly a
wacky idea, holding LCA in NZ, but it was wacky enough for the majority of
the audience on this list to say, "Eh, alright then, let's see if the sheep
can pull it off!" No major dramas, proposal accepted, and away we go.

Plus, only two people have strongly questioned or opposed the idea - you and
Bret. :-)

- Jeff

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