[Linux-aus] Should Linux Australia change its name?

Paul Shirren shirro at shirro.com
Mon Apr 23 14:18:48 EST 2012

On 23/04/12 11:59 AM, Noel Butler wrote:
> IOW, if the name is changed, you really have forfeited the right to keep
> exclusive to yourself the name " Linux Australia "

Couldn't Linux Australia be registered as a trading name and continue to 
be used if needed. Then under auDA rules you would be well entitled to 
keep the domain.

I really like the name Linux Australia. I made a bit of a "tree change" 
back in 2003 when there was an attempt to commercialise the name and I 
still feel very strongly that the name belongs to the community.

Despite that I think people should keep an open mind. The name doesn't 
accurately reflect the organisation. If something better is found I will 
vote for it and I encourage people not to dismiss change without at 
least considering all the options.

I am not keen on anything long enough to require an acronym or anything 
that sounds like it was put together by a government committee. So far 
that rules out a lot of the suggestions for me.

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