[discuss] The name game
psema4 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 16 22:54:11 EST 2006
On 1/11/06, Evan Leibovitch <evan at telly.org> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> There is some work being done to evolve CLUE into a more political org,
> one that will fight the pressure groups working against open source in
> public policy and in favour of more DMCA-like copyright legislation.
> In this evolution we're looking to go beyond the Linux roots, to attract
> and include communities across the country involved in the BSD, Perl,
> JBoss and other projects. To that end we need to come up with a new name
> for the group that's more inclusive. "CLUE" won't go away for Linux
> related activities, but a new name is needed for the broader purpose.
I never really thought of it, but... What, if any, positions and/or
overlap does CLUE have with similar/related national efforts such as:
- CANadian OPENsource Education and Research (canopener)
- Getting Open Source Logic INto Government (gosling)
- Digital Copyright Canada (dcc)
- Online Rights Canada (orc)
- Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (cippic)
- Canadian Software Innovators Association (csia)
- LUGs (no, wait, don't answer that. ;-)
- OUGs (other user groups, like *nix et. al)
I'm happy to hear another organization is moving into the arena - the
list above should in no way be seen as detrimental to the cause.
Quite the opposite, in the interests of efficiency it would be a good
idea (/me thinx) for these groups to communicate.
As far as naming... I like CLUE, and I _really_ like the "Get One"
concept that goes so naturally with it. Then again, moving into the
political arena means compromise - and lots of it.
For my part, it's not the 23'rd so I'm not voting yet. To give you a
hint (sorry, couldn't bring myself to use the pun...) on my viewpoint
- moving into the political arena also means attitude, lots of it.
To be brutally honest, I think FOSS in Canada needs to focus some, to
get motivated about getting organized (even organizations can
organize) and start effecting logical changes in "the system."
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