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

David Lloyd lloy0076 at adam.com.au
Wed Dec 19 22:36:30 UTC 2007


>> 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"
> movement.

The Australian Unix and Open Systems User Group
Linux Australia and Open Systems Australia

Not too different, eh? In fact, they're eerily the same...except the 
Unix has gone free as in open source.


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