[Linux-aus] Goodbye AUUG, hello phoenix

Silvia Pfeiffer silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 15 15:41:03 UTC 2006


you seem to always imply:

Linux == Linux Kernel

I think that is a trap.


On 9/15/06, Jeff Waugh <jdub at perkypants.org> wrote:
> <quote who="Christopher Yeoh">
> > Sure they might not be exclusively about Linux, but they are on topics
> > which are of significant interest to Linux users and developers. And at
> > least currently Linux is the focus which draws these topics together at
> > lca, rather than it being an amorphous collection of talks about Open
> > Source, Free Culture, Politics, Education and Linux.
> >
> > All of these are important, but I think that smaller, more focussed
> > organisations do a better job of serving their member's interests than
> > large ill defined ones.
> I've been very clear: Linux Australia -> opensource.org.au (and a name that
> matches). Open Source is not ill defined. It's certainly bigger than the
> Linux kernel, but it better represents what we're actually about.
> linux.conf.au -> something else, not necessarily "Open Source". This does
> take into account that linux.conf.au is primarily about technology, but is
> also a central focus for the many topics of interest in our community, from
> the hardware up to the culture. I'm not suggesting we be everything to
> everyone, far from it - I'm saying we represent what we already do, and we
> can use that to grow new conferences that focus on the non-technology stuff.
> I knew I'd get a lot of argh-argh-scary reactions, but keep in mind this is
> not a *change*, it's just a matter of embracing what we already are (we just
> don't say it).
> - Jeff
> --
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