[Linux-aus] Candidate statement: Kathy Reid

Noel Butler noel.butler at ausics.net
Wed Nov 20 17:42:50 EST 2013

On 20/11/2013 14:53, Kathy Reid wrote:

> So, where do I sit on some key hot topics?
> 1. Should Linux Australia rebrand?
> Yes. We are broader than Linux and represent a broader community.
> Strategically positioning ourselves as encompassing a broader open
> source agenda allows us to have a greater voice in areas like open
> government, open access, open education and so on. What should we be
> called? My preference is for Open Source Australia, or a derivative
> thereof.

Is it your position to relinquish the name Linux Australia, that might 
be used by some who would rather Linux Australia concentrated on Linux? 
Since you have valid point it now represents more so the broader 
community, I could see no reason why not, given the history of this list 
its not so much about linux any more. This might fall into place with 
your other point about consideration of changing legal jurisdictions.

As for the rest of your statement which I will deliberately cut, all 
seems reasonable and fair to me, for one I would like to see you 
continue in the role as secretary for the next term.

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