[Linux-aus] Re: [LACTTE] Meeting Minutes, Committee Activities, Constitution?

Pia Smith pia at linux.org.au
Fri Nov 7 18:15:05 UTC 2003

Hi Jeff, all,

On Wed, 2003-10-29 at 02:36, Jeff Waugh wrote:

> I've been wondering what LA has been up to recently, and realised that we
> haven't seen any minutes announced on linux-aus for a while now. So I
> checked the website [1] to see if they were published there, but the last
> minutes are from June. I'm sure it hasn't been that quiet in LA-land, given
> that LCA is rapidly approaching! (Can't wait...)

LCA is looking awesome! Unfortunately we have had a lot on, and we will
have the minutes from all the meetings up soon :)

> On that note, it's probably about time for things to get rolling with open
> elections this year... will we be voting on the changes to the constitution
> at LCA? It would be nice to get them cleaned up properly this year, so
> elections can be held independently of LCA (preferably online) in future.

We have done a proposal for the constitution changes that will free us
up to do online voting. However this doesn't free us up for this year,
so we are currently completing our AGM plans to make the next elections
(again at LCA) much more smooth and clean.

> (As a side point, the minutes seem incredibly verbose and formal, except for
> the text-format document from March. It's far easier to read and digest than
> the others, both in format and style. Would be great to see further minutes
> like this! There is a note about formality and 'legal requirements' at the
> top of this page - in my experience of associations in .au and .us, minutes
> need only be representative of the meeting's discourse, not of a particular
> written style or format.)

We didn't get a lot of feedback on the summaries, but it's good to hear
they were easier. We will try to get them going again.

Pia Smith
President of Linux Australia 2003/2004	
Linux Australia - http://linux.org.au

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