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

Ben Sturmfels ben at stumbles.id.au
Sat Apr 28 08:45:20 EST 2012

On 22/04/12 15:44, John Ferlito wrote:

> We think it is time for us to change the name of our organisation to have it
> more accurately represent the focus of our community.

I'm a passionate free software activist. Until a few years ago, I'd 
assumed that Linux Australia was just focussed on technology rather than 
free software ideology.

There's a lot in a name, and if the name implies your values are aligned 
with the Linux Kernel project (where few lead developers advocate free 
software values), people like me will be discouraged.

For several years I've been planning an organisation specifically 
representing Free Software movement in Australia:


I felt there was a significant enough niche to set such an organisation 
apart from Linux Australia, but perhaps with a name change, Linux 
Australia could be this organisation.


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