[Linux-aus] State representation on the board: vision for LA
shirro at shirro.com
Fri Jan 9 12:52:02 UTC 2004
Living outside a capital city, and closer to NSW and Vic than
Adelaide, I can see some weaknesses to the state rep argument. A
rep in the capital 2.5 hrs away has less utility from my POV
than an LA that is open and accessable via internet.
The idea that you have to cosy up to some local rep in real life
to get the low down on LA activities seems more elitist and
exclusionary to me than an LA which is run openly and which
takes an active role communicating with its membership.
It seems to me that the desire for a local rep is partly
1 a serious desire for better representation
3 issues with communication with the past and present LA
No argument with point 1. I just don't think it is a big deal
personally. Experience, contributions, personality and platform
are much more important than state of origin IMO.
I dismiss 2 outright. I am sick of state vs state stupidity.
Every state has something different to contribute and its own
LA could perhaps lift its game on point 3, communication with
membership. Accurate and easily accessable minutes, regular
announcements to the list etc. As for getting matters raised
with LA I am not sure a local member is going to be any more
accessable or effective than emailing committee at linux.org.au.
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