[Linux-aus] Linux Australia's interests and audience

Jeff Waugh jdub at perkypants.org
Tue Dec 18 03:41:59 UTC 2007

<quote who="Bret Busby">

> Okay, this then gives rise to the question of what Linux Australia, is 
> really about, and, whose interests it serves.

You're doing your usual trick of assuming the worst and writing annoyingly
long and repetitive emails.

What Linux Australia is about, and who it serves, is pretty clear from its
charter: http://www.linux.org.au/About/Charter

It's pretty clear that proprietary software doesn't fit in with that. It's
pretty clear that FLOSS in general does fit in with that. But there are a
few Linuxisms left that do not truly summarise what Linux Australia has and
will continue to represent (as a matter of culture and behaviour) -- the
Australian FLOSS community.

That's why there needs to be a change of name, but please don't make such
nasty assumptions about the organisation's intentions, particularly when
actions demonstrate otherwise.

- Jeff

linux.conf.au 2008: Melbourne, Australia        http://lca2008.linux.org.au/
          "And up in the corporate box there's a group of pleasant
   thirtysomething guys making tuneful music for the masses of people who
    can spell 'nihilism', but don't want to listen to it in the car." -
                            Richard Jinman, SMH

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