[Linux-aus] AUUG to close? Will there be a rush of new members to Linux Australia?

James Turnbull james at lovedthanlost.net
Fri Dec 21 07:12:53 UTC 2007

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Jeff Waugh wrote:
> I think one of the problems with this discussion is that two independent
> topics have been conflated. There's the whole issue of what to do about
> AUUG, which is fundamentally up to the AUUG membership. Then there's the
> issue about the Linux Australia name, which is an independent issue even
> though some naming issues have been raised in the context of the AUUG
> discussion.

Agreed - the whole AUUG/LA merger or other option discussion is moot
until AUUG generates a ballot paper and polls their membership.

The name change is a broader issue that seems to come down to "does the
Linux Australia brand reflect the role of the organisation or do other
aspects of the role need to be expressed in the brand".  If it is the
latter then potentially consideration should be given to changing the
brand.  Given the risk associated with changing brands then any change
would need to pass a rigorous cost/benefit analysis.

Personally I think the risks outweigh any benefits but further analysis
and discussion is definitely needed and I am sure that will occur given
the strength of opinions on the topic. :)


James Turnbull

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