[Linux-aus] Acknowledgement of country

Anthony Towns aj at erisian.com.au
Thu Nov 5 16:56:14 AEDT 2015

On Thu, Nov 05, 2015 at 04:01:02PM +1100, Russell Coker wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Nov 2015 11:49:59 AM Luke John wrote:
> > Linux Australia currently has an excellent value statement and a
> > proven track record of being open and welcoming to newcomers and
> > embracing diversity.
> The Wikipedia page you cited states that "In Federal Parliament, both houses 
> start each day with the Lord's Prayer and the Welcome to Country".  I don't 
> think it's unreasonable for Linux Australia to take the standards of Federal 
> Parliament as minimum standards.

So we'll be starting each linux.conf.au with the Lord's Prayer?

> To provide a "fun, welcoming" environment regardles of race (when race means 
> Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) I think that again we need to 
> acknowledge who was here first.

In that case, I think it'd more on-topic and productive to acknowledge
GNU, BSD, K&R etc.


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