[Linux-aus] Should we change? Yes. To change is to grow.
sarah at foxforcefive.com
Mon Apr 30 13:10:25 EST 2012
I had hoped that LA and our friends at Open Australia might talk about
joining forces, because I agree, that is the name we should have. :)
Matthew from OA has spoken at LCA, and the aims of LA and OA are certainly
sympathetic. Should this conversation maybe happen?
On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 12:40 PM, Jamezpolley <jamezpolley at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 30/04/2012, at 12:09 PM, Silvia Pfeiffer <silvia at silvia-pfeiffer.de>
> > On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 8:33 AM, Ronald Skeoch <skeoro at muli.com.au>
> >> On 29/04/12 05:20, Jon "maddog" Hall wrote:
> >> I would like to suggest an approach of having a parent organization that
> >> is "Free and Open Culture of Australia" or something as encompassing of
> >> your value statement as you can get. This organization would lend its
> >> resources and "umbrella" to as many organizations as it feels fits that
> >> value statement. This has been suggested before.
> >> Snip
> >> I suggest
> >> "Free Open Standards Community ANZ"
> >> I believe this is an encompassing statement of our objectives:-
> >> Free to use - May have patents appropriately held
> >> should have appropriate licence
> >> Free to enhance
> >> "Open Standards" are a core necessity enabling
> >> Linux
> >> Pycon
> >> Drupal
> >> Word Camp ...etc to florish
> >> "Community" - the major missing concept from politics today
> >> opposie to global rationalisation
> >> I believe our Advocacy should be to focussed on
> >> achieving true "unencumbered open standards "
> >> for all branches of community life,
> >> - Health records
> >> - Aussie hamburgers, cakes
> >> - Car tinkerers
> >> - Video Codec
> >> - Government to people user interface
> >> - Document storage etc
> > I like the sentiment behind it, but it seems to exclude software and
> > hardware - standards by itself isn't really what we are about. We
> > don't want to be competing with "Standards Australia" in any way shape
> > or form.
> > "Free and Open Source Software, Hardware and Communities in Australia
> > and New Zealand" is more what we are about, but that's really quite a
> > mouth full...
> > Cheers,
> > Silvia.
> I have a name which is short, simple, and inclusive: Open Australia.
> Unfortunately that name is taken.
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