[Linux-aus] Should Linux Australia change its name

Bianca Gibson bianca.rachel.gibson at gmail.com
Thu Apr 26 11:13:35 EST 2012

On 26 April 2012 09:34, <linux-aus-request at lists.linux.org.au> wrote:

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Paul Gear <paul at libertysys.com.au>
> To: linux-aus at lists.linux.org.au
> Cc:
> Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2012 21:09:04 +1000
> Subject: Re: [Linux-aus] linux-aus Digest, Vol 61, Issue 23
>  On 25/04/12 17:37, Bianca Gibson wrote:
> We are discussing our legal name because it has at some points caused
> difficulty in fulfilling our values statement.
> Here's an example:
> As Chris has previously said, it has caused difficulty with pycon
> sponsorships.
> Our values statement says that "we aim to represent and assist the groups
> and individuals who make up the Free Software and Open Source communities
> in Australia." One of these communities is the Australian Python community.
> Since our name has damaged our ability to assist the python community, it
> has damaged our ability to fulfil our values statement. Anything that
> substantially damages our ability to fulfil our values statement is worth
> looking at.
> Hopefully that makes our reasons a bit clearer :).
> Just curious: how has the name damaged LA's ability to assist the python
> community?

I was referring to the difficulty getting sponsorships that Chris talked
about - Chris has gone in depth about the exact difficulties and their
consequences so I didn't.

Also, sorry for forgetting to change the subject to something more
appropriate and just leaving it with the digest title.

> Paul

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