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Re: [Linux-aus] Can Linux Australia survive?
James Purser wrote:
On Sat, 2005-07-02 at 08:04, Lorn Potter wrote:
Bret Busby wrote:
There are the different aspects of this issue, the first being the
holding of a "Linux Australia" conference, overseas, and, the second,
I am new here (american working in Brisbane), and I don't know much of
LA's past or dealings, only what I learned in Canberra.
From an outsiders perspective, it does seem odd that Linux _Australia_,
would have a Linux conference in a different country. It would be a bit
like Linux Canada holding a Linux Canada conference in the US or the
Bahamas. Does it really make sense? Doesn't New Zealand have their own
Linux New Zealand organization? Is it Linux Commonwealth? What kind of
message does this send to organizations looking to help to promote Linux
Everyone whom I have told this to, including non geek types that don't
know anything about Linux, thinks this seems a bit odd, and raises a lot
The relationship between Australia and New Zealand is a little different
than Canada and the US. Where Canada and the US view each other as
Not really. The relationship between US and Ca are very much like Au-Nz,
except they can walk back and forth between US-CA, and don't need a
passport to do so.
You are still glossing over the point that the organization itself is
Linux _Australia_, not Linux Anzacs.
Why make it difficult for Australians to get to the Linux Australia
> Australia and New Zealand are more like siblings with
> all the rivalries and issues that entails.
Australia and New Zealand have routinely shared organisations and from
the little looking around I have done it appears that NZ does not really
have a linux focused organisation like Linux Australia, instead there
seems to be a couple of sites that may turn into Linux NZ at a future
As I understand it NZ made a bid for the conference themselves thus
removing the argument that we're moving in on some other organisations
Lorn 'ljp' Potter
Trolltech Qtopia Community Manager