[Linux-aus] Should we change? Yes. To change is to grow.

Stewart Smith stewart at flamingspork.com
Mon Apr 30 14:19:49 EST 2012

On Sat, 28 Apr 2012 15:20:40 -0400, "Jon \"maddog\" Hall" <maddog at li.org> wrote:
> Then separate out the "mechanisms" that benefit Python, Drupal and the
> other organizations, including one for "Linux Australia".  Each
> organization has their own "brands", and perhaps their own conferences,
> with a "federated" conference every year for either new things (that do
> not have enough following for their own brand or conference) or things
> that are "winding down" and need a place for their users to meet.

The point of brand recognition is a good one.

While we all now have friends and family that recognise "free software"
as a thing, how much does the rest of the world? Is sacrificing the word
Linux in the organisation name going to sacrifice the (possibly) little
recognition we have from the broader community?

Stewart Smith

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