[Linux-aus] And now for something completely different

Jeff Waugh jdub at perkypants.org
Tue Feb 4 17:37:01 UTC 2003

<quote who="Bret Busby">

> I see a number of problems with the "Advisory Board concept", one of 
> which is that there would not be regional-based voting power on the 
> comittee itself.

Is specifically-region-based voting power necessary? Why is it relevant to
LA? The membership votes for the committee, and that membership can be (and
is) made up of people from all around the country. Dealing with specific
regional issues is not part of LA's charter.

> In terms of the concept of "not all the LUGS/SIGS want" the state
> repesentative, well, that is a feature of democaracy. I do not
> particularly want the committee representative from WA, to represent this
> state, and he certainly appears to represent other than what I want, but,
> he is the only person from WA, who is a committee member.

Why is it relevant that he is from WA? :-)

Perhaps someone needs to sit down with the charter and write up the reasons
why official geographical representation is at all relevant to Linux
Australia [1], and especially within the main Linux Australia committee.

- Jeff

[1] Beyond volunteer participation and communication.

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