[Linux-aus] LA Name Change - the process

Peter Lieverdink peter at cc.com.au
Thu Jul 12 12:06:31 EST 2012

----- Original Message -----
> On 07/11/2012 03:21 AM, Peter Lieverdink wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Because you’ve all proposed a very large amount of possible new
> > names for Linux Australia, we need a way to shorten that list
> > somewhat.
> >
> > Before we can put the suggested new name(s) to a final vote, we need
> > to verify through the NSW Department of Fair Trading that the name
> > is available and that we’re allowed to register it. Additionally, we
> > need to be able to get the associated domain name(s). Since we’re
> > only legally allowed to request three names to be reserved, the long
> > list needs to first be whittled down to three.
> >
> > We will do this in an online vote using our website.
> >
> > The vote will allow you to rank all suggested names in your order of
> > preference. You will not need to rank proposed names that you don’t
> > want to support and you will be able to vote for “No name change”.
> >
> > All members will be able to participate in this vote.
> >
> > Once the vote is done, if the winner is not “No name change”, the
> > council will attempt to reserve the top three names with the NSW
> > Department of Fair Trading. We will then hold a run-off vote between
> > these top three names. This vote will once again be optional
> > preferential, meaning you can rank none, some or all of the
> > suggested names in your order of preference. “No name change” will
> > once again be an option.
> >
> > If the result of this vote is to change our name, the council will
> > contact the NSW Department of Fair Trading and register the winning
> > name as a Registered Business Name. We will then call a Special
> > General Meeting to officially change the name of Linux Australia.
> >
> > It is a legal requirement that a minimum of 75% of voters need to
> > vote in favour of a name change for the motion to pass.
> >
> > Once the first vote is set up and good to go, I will email this list
> > and the announce list with specifics.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > - Peter.
> Peter, would you point to the current LA Name Change list so
> it can be reviewed.
> Also is the list still open to new names? Mine are -
> LAFF - Linux Australia For Freedom
> LA4F - Linux Australia 4 Freedom

Hi Tom,

The list is on the wiki at http://wiki.linux.org.au/New_Names

If you are a current member, you can edit that list after logging in to the wiki. Use the same email address and password that you sue to login to MemberDB.

- Peter.

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