[Linux-aus] Inflection Point - A Strategic Plan for Linux Australia
tleeuwenburg at gmail.com
Thu Jan 7 14:03:15 AEDT 2016
I had a talk rejected from LCA called "How the internet is killing open
source" :). The proposal was probably too half-baked, but a part of the
discussion was exactly around how SAAS models interact with traditional
open source applications and actually reduce the ability to directly modify
and improve the software that's under use, plus the way in which free
central SAAS model can be counter-productive in some ways.
On 7 January 2016 at 13:28, Steven Ellis <steven.ellis at gmail.com> wrote:
> I can't help but echo some of Hugh and Silvia's comments, and yet I
> feel for Anthony's position.
> We went through all of this organising LCA 2015, and had to be
> pragmatic in balancing the capability across the team to enable
> everyone to contribute. Tools like Trello looked awesome, but raised
> the entry level too high, and horde for email scared everyone, so
> Google docs/email was the solution...
> Moving forward I agree we need Open Source alternatives and whatever
> shape Linux Australia takes in the future it can participate in making
> these changes happen, but right now we need to put best foot forward.
> NZOSS is going through a similar inflection point and I hope to
> provide some feedback at the LA AGM in Feb.
> Kathy - huge thank you for the work in putting this together and
> generating "robust debate"
> On Thu, Jan 7, 2016 at 9:40 AM, Silvia Pfeiffer
> <silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 7 Jan 2016 1:58 AM, "Anthony Towns" <aj at erisian.com.au> wrote:
> >> On Wed, Jan 06, 2016 at 07:18:38PM +1100, Hugh Blemings wrote:
> >> > But for these same people working out the process to contribute via a
> >> > git
> >> > repository, when coupled with the inevitable pressures of day to day
> >> > life,
> >> > will quickly see their desire to be involved fall into the too hard
> >> > basket.
> >> Committing the document to a git repository is pretty trivial these
> >> https://help.github.com/articles/editing-files-in-your-repository/
> >> An open source advocacy organisation should be advocating open source
> >> approaches, not dismissing them as too hard for normal people.
> > Github is not much more open source than Google docs. But in any case...
> > this bike shedding about which tool to use is really not constructive and
> > should be taken off this thread.
> > It's when discussions are side tracked like this that progress is
> > Let's please stop falling in this trap.
> > Regards,
> > Silvia.
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