[Linux-aus] Linux Australia AGM Held

Bret Busby bret at busby.net
Fri Jan 31 17:16:01 UTC 2003

On Thu, 23 Jan 2003, Robert Thomson wrote:

> Linux Australia's AGM was held tonight at Linux.conf.au in Perth.
> A new committee was elected in, and is as follows.
> President
>     Pia Smith of NSW
> Vice President
>     Stewart Smith of VIC
> Secretary
>     Andrew Cowie of NSW
> Treasurer
>     Anand Kumria of NSW (former Treasurer & President)
> Ordinary Members
>     Hugh Blemmings of ACT
>     Leon Brooks of WA
>     Andrew Tridgell of ACT 
> We've plenty of fresh blood, and I'm sure great things will be achieved
> for Linux in Australia with this new bunch.  Welcome to all.
> Keep an eye on the website (http://www.linux.org.au/) for news.
> Cheers,
>     Robert

Without knowing exactly the purpose, membership, or constitution of 
Linux Australia, from the makeup of the committee, if NSW/ACT 
representation is removed, there are only two members left (of the 
seven); Victoria and WA, in terms of states/territories.

Perhaps, the new committee could review the constitution, in terms 
of themakeup of the committee, in terms of one representative position 
for each state/territory, so as to balance the representation.

It is not that I have anything against any of the committee members - I 
hardly know them - but to me, my suggestion makes it more 
representative of the Australian federation, and therefore, it would 
make Linux Australia a more representative body, and therefore, its 
actions would be more likely to involve the interests of the whole of 
the country.

Bret Busby
West Australia

"So once you do know what the question actually is,
 you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
  Chapter 28 of 
  "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
  A Trilogy In Four Parts",
  written by Douglas Adams, 
  published by Pan Books, 1992 

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