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

Tim Ansell mithro at mithis.com
Mon Apr 23 14:37:24 EST 2012

As much as I think the name Linux Australia is a mis-nomer, it's more Open
Source/Software Libre Australia I don't think the effort is worth the gain.

I have the following points;

   - I'd much prefer the LA committee is out doing awesome things rather
   then worrying about things like names.
   - (And to contradict the above) Linux Australia has good brand
   recognition, logo and similar, abandoning that seems like a bad idea.
   - Linux is a huge part of the Open Source community.
   - Nobody is going to be happy with the new name.

I'll probably regret replying to this as it'll all end up in my inbox now :/


On 23 April 2012 13:51, Christopher Yeoh <cyeoh at ozlabs.org> wrote:

> On Sun, 22 Apr 2012 15:44:48 +1000
> John Ferlito <johnf at inodes.org> wrote:
> > Linux.conf.au is our largest and longest running conference and we
> > don't believe we need to change its name. The reputation and wide
> > recognition of the LCA brand is important to the future of
> > linux.conf.au.
> Perhaps we could take a lesson from linux.conf.au. There was a time
> when people were trying to attach as much as possible  to
> Linux.conf.au. But rather than do this a model of allowing people to
> test the waters through miniconfs and even a co-conference at LCA was
> used. With the idea that when they got enough experience and
> exposure/popularity they could host their own completely separate
> conference.
> So perhaps LA could work on a similar model. Help emerging groups
> with similar aims by allowing them to work under the LA
> umbrella for a while until they get big enough to stand on their own.
> Chris
> --
> cyeoh at ozlabs.org
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