Two weeks ago I wrote about the unfortunate controversy and aftermath of a keynote speech given at linux.conf.au 2011. I am pleased and impressed by the Linux Australia statement, released today, which should put a lid on the distraction. Well, one can hope.
There were a couple of thoughts in the statement that I wanted to highlight:
“[Our] policies have enabled us to respond in a manner which we believe reinforces [our values and principles].”
“Like the software that our community is founded on, our policies are works in progress and can always be improved.”
Great stuff. None of that senseless hooey people spout like “Open Source is about choice” or equating the “freedom” in Software Freedom with absence of rules, responsibility or respect.