[Linux-aus] An aspirational name change - driven by an organisational service catalogue

Kathy Reid kathy at kathyreid.id.au
Sun Apr 29 14:24:19 EST 2012

Hi everyone,

First of all I'd like to acknowledge the efforts of John and Council in 
opening up this issue for discussion. A lot of passionate, and generally 
well reasoned debate has ensued, which not only serves as a catalyst to 
examine LA's current reason for existence, but to also explore what the 
organisation, and its members, *aspire* to have it do in the future.

Along with some other commentators, my own view is that we need to 
better establish what LA currently does, and what we want the 
organisation to do in the future before settling on a new name or 
brand(s). Before specifically going looking, I wasn't aware of some of 
the activities in which LA was involved, nor the extent of its 
sponsorship activities.

So, to try and visualise what LA does, and some of the things it could 
possibly do in the future, a page on the Wiki has been started which 
essentially lists LA's activities as a menu, or service catalogue.

By working through the activities and services LA provides, and may wish 
to provide in the future, it will likely influence the naming/branding 
of the organisation going forward.

Kind regards,

Kathy Reid
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kathy at kathyreid.id.au
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