[Linux-aus] LA Name Change - the process

Russell Coker russell at coker.com.au
Fri Jul 20 12:55:05 EST 2012

On Fri, 20 Jul 2012, Anestis Kozakis <kenosti at gmail.com> wrote:
> Apart from Linux.conf, when was the last time Linux Australia did any
> Linux advocacy?  When was the last time we saw a link to an article or
> news item that had a quote form someone representing Linux Australia
> regarding the promotion/use of Linux?

On Fri, 20 Jul 2012, Lachlan <lachlan.00 at gmail.com> wrote:
> So what is Australia's Free Software/Linux advocacy group? I'd much rather
> be there whether the name was Linux Australia or not. (I haven't been on
> this list long enough to have an opinion on the name.)

I agree.  If the reorganisation takes place I'll probably unsubscribe from the 
mailing list for the umbrella organisation as soon as things are sorted out 
and remain on the list of the new Linux Australia that does little other than 
Linux advocacy.  I'll also run for the committee of the new Linux Australia 
which does nothing but Linux advocacy.

The current Linux Australia is doing good things and we need an organisation 
to do that.  But they aren't things that I'm good at or really interested in 
doing personally.

Finally I think it's good for a small portion of the money raised by LCA to be 
used for other things related to Free Software.  Linux doesn't exist in a 
vacuum.  Financially supporting conferances about Python and other important 
programming languages as well as TAI and other important social issues related 
to what we are doing helps the Linux community.

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