[Linux-aus] And now for something completely different

Bret Busby bret at busby.net
Tue Feb 4 18:33:02 UTC 2003

On Tue, 4 Feb 2003, Jeff Waugh wrote:

> Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2003 20:40:49 +1100
> From: Jeff Waugh <jdub at perkypants.org>
> To: Linux Australia List <linux-aus at lists.linux.org.au>
> Subject: Re: [Linux-aus] And now for something completely different
> <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.

And the converse.

Someone should write down all the reasons why they want Linux Australia 
to not represent Australia.

Bret Busby
West Australia

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 you'll know what the answer means."
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  Chapter 28 of 
  "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
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