[Linux-aus] LA co-branding proposal

Nathan Bailey web at polynate.net
Wed Jan 13 14:24:06 AEDT 2016

I like the "Let 1000 flowers bloom" approach you're suggesting here Anthony.

Let's build momentum around initiatives that members are passionate about.

The initiatives that garner the most interest and participation are the
ones that can shape the future direction (and potentially name) of the

PS: Also +1 for your original suggestion :-)

On 11 January 2016 at 13:15, Anthony Towns <aj at erisian.com.au> wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 10, 2016 at 03:37:17PM +1100, Ronald Skeoch wrote:
> > On 09/01/16 00:47, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > >I think the motivation for rebranding LA as "Open Source Australia" or
> > >similar;
> > Please understand Open Source is the not the core  goal
> > /Unencumbered open standard/s is the  cornerstone of our future.
> > Without the fundamental right to communicate and use without paying
> > royalties all is lost!
> > This issue needs to appear at the forefront of Goals!
> I think this could be one of the advantages of doing it as a subctte
> rather than having the council do it directly -- it's easy for there
> to be an "open standards" subctte running in parallel with an "open
> source" subctte, and whichever really is the foremost goal of members
> will just be the more vibrant of the two, without the other needing to
> be subservient in any way.
> > How much time is wasted by open source people attempting to ensure they
> are
> > not ensnared by "/fictitious/ Patents"
> > This substantial issue should be acknowledged in any re-branding.
> > and lead to additional LA goals and hence directed effort.
> I'm not sure what practical steps LA could take to aid open standards?
> Figuring some out would probably be a good first step?
> Cheers,
> aj
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