[Linux-aus] The Ada Initiative - Should Linux Australia support it?
james at lovedthanlost.net
Fri Feb 25 15:53:34 EST 2011
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Russell Stuart wrote:
> On Fri, 2011-02-25 at 14:30 +1100, Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
>> So, consequentually, you are saying that every year's LCA should ask
>> that charity that it is intending to give money to during from the LCA
>> dinner activities to put in a grant application for that money.
> No Silvia, that is not what is happening at the auctions. Typically LA
> is not donating LA's money at the auction. People are choosing to
> donate their own money. Obviously asking the LA membership on whether
> someone should choose to donate their own money to a cause is
> inappropriate. The mechanism can be somewhat convoluted to make things
> easy for the organisers, and that may mean the money ends up in
> someone's bank account (maybe even LA's) on the way through. That
> doesn't alter the principle.
Actually Russell you're not correct. Since at least 2008 (and perhaps
earlier) LA or the LCA team in conjunction with LA has made a donation
to the charity of choice for LCA of that year. In 2008 for example LA
made a donation of 10K to the Little Penguin Foundation to supplement
the money raised during the conference.
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