[Linux-aus] Linux Australia AGM Held
rmt at linux.org.au
Fri Jan 31 23:59:02 UTC 2003
We actually considered this Bret, but came to the conclusion that
arbitrary constraints on committee membership might actually harm
Linux Australia. The best man for the job, as they say.
It is, however, important to have input from all states and
territories within Australia. Which is why LA aims to work closely
with the LUGs, to take input and give support as the national
representative body. This is a role that must be earnt, and I know
that Linux Australia will do its utmost to earn the respect of LUGs
and members alike - basically to be the best man for the job.
On Fri, Jan 31, 2003 at 05:22:56PM +0800, Bret Busby uttered:
> On Thu, 23 Jan 2003, Robert Thomson wrote:
> > Linux Australia's AGM was held tonight at Linux.conf.au in Perth.
> > A new committee was elected in, and is as follows.
> > President
> > Pia Smith of NSW
> > Vice President
> > Stewart Smith of VIC
> > Secretary
> > Andrew Cowie of NSW
> > Treasurer
> > Anand Kumria of NSW (former Treasurer & President)
> > Ordinary Members
> > Hugh Blemmings of ACT
> > Leon Brooks of WA
> > Andrew Tridgell of ACT
> > We've plenty of fresh blood, and I'm sure great things will be achieved
> > for Linux in Australia with this new bunch. Welcome to all.
> > Keep an eye on the website (http://www.linux.org.au/) for news.
> > Cheers,
> > Robert
> Without knowing exactly the purpose, membership, or constitution of
> Linux Australia, from the makeup of the committee, if NSW/ACT
> representation is removed, there are only two members left (of the
> seven); Victoria and WA, in terms of states/territories.
> Perhaps, the new committee could review the constitution, in terms
> of themakeup of the committee, in terms of one representative position
> for each state/territory, so as to balance the representation.
> It is not that I have anything against any of the committee members - I
> hardly know them - but to me, my suggestion makes it more
> representative of the Australian federation, and therefore, it would
> make Linux Australia a more representative body, and therefore, its
> actions would be more likely to involve the interests of the whole of
> the country.
> Bret Busby
> West Australia
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