[Linux-aus] Should Linux Australia change its name

Bianca Gibson ringwraithenator at gmail.com
Thu Apr 26 12:31:53 EST 2012

On 26 April 2012 12:00, <linux-aus-request at lists.linux.org.au> wrote:

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Noel Butler <noel.butler at ausics.net>
> To: linux-aus at lists.linux.org.au
> Cc:
> Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 11:46:48 +1000
> Subject: Re: [Linux-aus] Should Linux Australia change its name
> **
> On Thu, 2012-04-26 at 09:28 +1000, Chris Neugebauer wrote:
>  Only if it didn't directly affect our ability to sign up sponsors, and
> restrict the delegate pool that would otherwise be interested in the
> conference.
> And even if it *were* fair to say that, as an organiser, I'd much
> rather have the time to chase more sponsors so that we can put on a
> better conference.  The time spent explaining the role of LA to one
> large, potential sponsor could have been used tracking down further
> keynote speakers.
> Our time is limited.  If an *avoidable* task has been created, it
> directly affects our ability to serve the Python programming community
> through running PyCon Australia.
> So, you think that sponsors are NOT going to expect you explain who
> <insert some open source generalised name> organisation is?  You're kidding
> yourself, come back,  reality needs you.

I think what he meant was that <insert generalised name> would not cause
misconceptions, so he will be able to explain more easily and more
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