[Linux-aus] Observations from a new member on the list

Karl Goetz kamping_kaiser at internode.on.net
Wed Dec 19 22:08:19 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-12-20 at 07:56 +1100, Anestis Kozakis wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I am new to the list, but the recent discussions have prompted me to 
> make the following observations:

> 5] On name changes, well, we could leave Linux Australia as it is and 
> just incorporate open source software in the charter, or we could 
> change the name to Linux Australia and Open Source (LAOS), or Linux 
> Australia and Open Source Software (LAOSS).  Changing a name does not 
> necessarily mean changing the nature of the group, it's members, or 
> what the group is about.

the main issue i see with putting "Open source" in the name is that not
everyone belives in it.
In relation to open software, we have the (pre existing) "Free software"

> Hmm, I am sure I had more points, but I'm on 4 hours sleep, so if I 
> think of anything else, I'll post.
> Anestis.
Karl Goetz,
Debian user / Ubuntu contributor / gNewSense contributor

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