[Linux-aus] And now for something completely different

Bret Busby bret at busby.net
Tue Feb 4 13:21:09 UTC 2003

On Tue, 4 Feb 2003, Anthony Towns wrote:


>   ``Dear Anthony Towns: [...] Congratulations -- 
>         you are now certified as a Red Hat Certified Engineer!''


Here's one for you.

Given the much stated objective of the organisation, in seeing the above 
in the signature, what, if anything, can the organisation do to get 
Linux certification available to regional areas; available in each 

Much has been said about the need for regional representation, and, the 
lack of need for regional representation, in the committee of this 

I have previously commented, on the PLUG list, that it is unfortunate 
that the RHCT certification is not available in this state. Red Hat, 
from memory, in its published plans for the certification, has no plans 
to make the certification available in Australia, outside (from memory) 
two eastern states capitals; Sydney and Melbourne. An entity in Perth, 
that does some certification, has no published intention, of providing 
the certification in WA.

It would be in the interests of the Linux community in Australia, the 
Linux community in each state, and, Red Hat in Australia, for the 
certification to be available in at least each state capital. This also 
applies to each Linux certification of value; if it is of value, it 
should be available in each state; a "sine qua non".

So, what can the organisation do, to try to bring this about, and, what 
does the organisation intend to do, to bring this about.

I suggest to Pia, as the organisation president, and, to the other 
members of the committee, whatever we may think of their degree of 
representation, and whatever they may think of the interests of the 
different regions in Australia, that this would be a good topic to raise 
at the upcoming committee meeting, apart from any resultant discussion 
on this list.

Bret Busby
West Australia

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  Chapter 28 of 
  "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
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