[Linux-aus] Nomination

Anand Kumria wildfire at progsoc.uts.edu.au
Wed Jan 7 15:10:22 UTC 2004

On Mon, Jan 05, 2004 at 07:35:34AM +1100, Michael Still wrote:
> On Sun, 4 Jan 2004, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > On Sun, Jan 04, 2004 at 07:52:51AM +1100, Michael Still wrote:
> > > I believe there is a lot of capacity for greater cooperation between AUUG 
> > > and Linux Australia. I think that being on both committees is an 
> > > advantage, and wouldn't stop me from doing the right thing for Linux 
> > > Australia, or AUUG individually.
> > 
> > Hrm, I notice Andrew Cowie's also on the AUUG board. Is this a coup
> > attempt?
> Yes, Andrew has recently joined the AUUG national board as well.
> > Alternatively, if having one person on both boards would be a win,
> > would two people on both boards be a bigger win? Why, or why not? I
> > guess I'm not really seeing how having overlapping exec cttes is going
> > to do anything particularly impressive. Educate me?
> I'm not suggesting that it will change the world, just that the two groups 
> have naturally overlapping member bases, and it is good for them to both 
> be across what the other group is doing. Imagine a world in which LA was 
> promoting open source, and AUUG was saying something contradictory (not 
> that that would happen, but you get the idea).

Well I imagine a world where each organisation is capable of speaking for
itself without having to 'see what the cool kids are doing'. LA and AUUG
need to be independent enough so that they can say contradictory things
if the need ever arises.

> I should also point out that I am not saying that the groups should both 
> live at the beck and call of each other... They should just have a 
> friendly relationship.

That doesn't neccessitate sharing of committee members though.

> There is no gaurantee that either Andrew or myself will be elected to LA. 
> My nomination stands on it's own though -- I have contributed to open 
> source in this country for many years, help organise the Canberra LUG (we 
> have no committee), talk at lots of events, and have experience working 
> with national unix representative bodies.
> Sorry for the waffle, does that answer the question?

No but it does bring up other ones.


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