Linux Australia weighs up name change

Summary:The organisation is considering changing its name to reflect the fact it backs open-source projects and events beyond the world of Linux

Linux Australia president John Ferlito has asked the community of Australia's primary Linux body whether it is time to change its name, eliciting a strong response.

Ferlito said that the organisation is now more than a decade old, and its day-to-day operations are no longer accurately defined by the name Linux Australia.

"Linux Australia has been around for over 10 years, and we are no longer an organisation focused mainly on Linux and running [the organisation's annual conference Linux.conf.au] each year. All of our members use or contribute to open-source projects in one form or another. Linux Australia has also become involved in open-source and open-culture events that are not specifically related to Linux," he wrote in a message on Sunday.

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see Linux Australia ponders name change on ZDNet Australia.


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