[Linux-aus] Can Linux Australia survive?

Anthony Towns secretary at linux.org.au
Mon Jul 4 14:07:04 UTC 2005

Lorn Potter wrote:
> On Mon, 4 Jul 2005 12:12 am, Anthony Towns wrote:
>>aj, who finds it odd that an ex-pat American working for a Norweigan
>>     company is telling Australians they're not isolationist enough about
>>     New Zealand :)
> that is rather amusing...  :)
> It's not about isolationism. It's about focus. On the onset, the focus of 
> Linux Australia would appear to be Australia, but its more than that - its 
> focus is now Linux Anzacs. Nothing wrong with that - if thats the stated 
> focus of Linux Australia. But it's not. Linux Australia doesn't seem to be 
> living up to it's own Charter.

Technically the charter is focussed on the Linux Community more than 
Australia; see http://www.linux.org.au/about/charter. 100% of the 
vision, and 50% of the mission isn't specific to Australia at all.

That said, TTBOMK, whether New Zealanders would benefit wasn't 
considered in the decision of the venue at all; the question was of the 
available venues, which would host be best able to host a great 
conference that Australian Linux hackers could attend. I believe the 
sole competing bid withdrew on the basis that they'd significantly 
benefit from another year's preparation.

You're welcome to disagree with that decision, and you're welcome to 
prepare an "I told you so" banner, but, again ttbomk, you're 
mischaracterising the way the decision came about.

The original announcement was at the LA AGM in January and included some 
comments about the bidding process. It's minuted here:


Going forwards (heh), the recent F2F meeting includes some notes on 
who's looking at bidding for LCA2007. See:


It's highly unlikely we'll take votes; if there's a team you'd 
particularly like to see be successful in hosting an LCA, the best way 
to help that along is to assist the team in whatever way you can.


Anthony Towns <secretary at linux.org.au>
Secretary, Linux Australia Inc


More information about the linux-aus mailing list