[Linux-aus] Re: [clug] Re: LUG/SIG contacts (was: "SCO case: Australian LUGs")

Pia Smith president at linux.org.au
Wed Jun 25 09:40:02 UTC 2003

Hi Sam,

I wanted to forward these comments to you, as we would all like to help 
with any future pieces you do concerning the Linux Community in
Australia. We hope that in future we can provide a more coordinated
response, and that you in turn can take advantage of the mechanisms in
place to contact the community, such as committee email addresses and
Linux Australia.

On Tue, 2003-06-24 at 18:24, Pia Smith wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-06-24 at 13:48, Martin Pool wrote:
> > I think that would be easier for the media, and pretty appropriate
> > given Linux Australia's revitalized role and committee.  It seems to
> > make a lot of sense for issues like this which are not at all specific
> > to any city or LUG.  If the journalist just wants to talk to a few
> > different representative people then I'm sure Pia (the LA president)
> > could set that up.
> The interesting thing is we were approached by Sam for some comments,
> but given only 2-3 days to get something together. Certainly not enough
> time to get real feedback from the community. Given more time, Linux
> Australia would be more than happy to poll the usergroups and get
> together some statements from the community. 

To reiterate, Linux Australia would certainly be happy to help you, but
to get real information and feedback from the community we'd probably
need 4 days lead time. At least given that time we can get a good
response from the community as a whole. Including a weekend preferably.

On Tue, 2003-06-24 at 18:24, Pia Smith wrote:
> The community has certainly had very lively and interesting discussion
> about the issues, and statements have been made already to the press
> from several groups. It was disappointing that our community was given
> either very short or no notice to get an opinion in for this story, and
> were then misrepresented strongly through Sam's comments. I
> personally take great pride in being part of this community, and would
> like to see either an apology, or a follow up story to make ammends for
> the misrepresentation. A more professional approach will be expected in
> future dealings with the Linux community in Australia.

Having seen your response to Leons letter, thankyou for your
professionalism in the mistake made. Hopefully this will restore your
faith that the community cares about such matters and is willing to tell
their story. There simply lacked the mechanism to get in contact with
the community easily. This served to teach some LUGs to improve their
contacts page, and to show Linux Australia that we can be quite useful
as a hub for information for the LUGs.

Please feel free to contact us with any queries, and we look forward to
working with you in the future.

Pia Smith
Pia Smith <president at linux.org.au>
Linux Australia

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