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

Russell Coker russell at coker.com.au
Tue Apr 24 18:17:09 EST 2012

On Tue, 24 Apr 2012, Noel Butler <noel.butler at ausics.net> wrote:
> > Think of it as "PyCon Australia, a Linux Australia Conference".
> >
> > It is that capacity that I have to explain to sponsors who are
> > interested in giving PyCon Australia money -- who gets the money in
> > the end, and what their purpose is.  Writing out a cheque to "Linux
> > Australia" when they're supporting a Python conference feels dubious.
> If you have to explain who LA are, then you're going to have to do it
> under ANY name, and this above argument of yours seems a bit, well,
> desperate and clutching for those straws, in your argument for your
> constant push for a name change.

Explaining "PyCon Australia, a Software in the Public Interest conference" 
would be a lot easier.

I chose SPI as an example because there is no agreement on what the new name 
would be and SPI is a reasonable name.  If it wasn't for the desire to cover 
hardware as well a name like SPI-AU would work.

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