[Linux-aus] Representation

Con Zymaris conz at cyber.com.au
Mon Feb 3 08:19:01 UTC 2003

On Mon, Feb 03, 2003 at 09:50:34AM +1018, michaeld at senet.com.au wrote:
> Hi all,
> Firstly, let's move on from the hostility shown on this list, ok?  It really 
> doesn't help anyone, and Linux Australia won't become an important entity 
> unless we pull together. 'nuff said.

Thanks Michael. Well said. 

> Secondly, I'd like to explore alternate representation ideas for the Linux 
> Australia committee.  Talking to people after the AGM it was clear that a 
> significant number of people would have liked to see a representative from each 
> Australian state - irrespective of this not being a requirement or goal in the 
> current constitution.  
> I think that having representatives from every state will make the job of 
> running Linux Australia _harder_, not easier.  However if people think they are 
> well represented, it will help us pull together as an organisation, and on that 
> basis alone I think it's worth serious consideration.

A model which generally works well, and results in minimal parochiality,
is the AUUG model. People nominate, votes are cast, and the winners get to
orchestrate the organisation for the coming year. If those
nominated/elected are from dispirate states, then where's the issue? Face-
to-face meetings are rare, so it generally matters not where these
individuals are from. As long as they are motiviated and competent.
Remember, these are all volunteers.


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