[Linux-aus] Can Linux Australia survive?

Jonathan Oxer jon at ivt.com.au
Tue Jul 5 12:23:02 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-07-05 at 13:54 +1000, Lorn Potter wrote:

> The thing is taking place in New Zealand, correct? New Zealand and 
> Australia are not the same country, correct? Thus - LCA is incorrect.
> It utterly amazing that no one seems to be able to admit this simple truth.

As Horms said, you're fixated on the wrong point and that's why you
think it's a "simple truth" but most others think you're flat out wrong.

The point is *not* whether the physical location of the conference
matches the name. Does the Mars Society hold its conferences on Mars?
Not yet they don't.

It's a Linux conference.

It's for the benefit of the local Linux community.

It's called LCA.

It could be called the Purple People Eaters Antipodean Linux Gathering,
but it's not. That just isn't the name of the conference.

Where it's physically located is not relevant to the name, provided the
event itself is the best it can be and provides the most benefit to the
local community possible given the resources, volunteers, etc available
at the time.

For 2006, the best team and venue happen to be Dunedin, and that's all
there is to it. Any other choice would have been delivering a
second-rate service to the Australian Linux community, whether the venue
was in AU or not.

Cheers  :-)

Jonathan Oxer

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