[Linux-aus] State representation on the board: vision for LA

Anthony Towns aj at azure.humbug.org.au
Fri Jan 9 11:54:02 UTC 2004

On Fri, Jan 09, 2004 at 11:19:20AM +0800, Leon Brooks wrote:
> On Fri, 9 Jan 2004 09:59, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > No offense, but I've got nothing to say to you. I don't even know
> > you.
> To be fixed shortly. (-:

That be true :)

> True. So spend time getting to know the new Committee while you're at 
> the conf, even if they're from Queensland.

The problem with this theory is there are so many other things to do at
the conf. Man, I hate having problems like that.

> Qld in particular is kind of interesting because aside form the NT it'd 
> be the closest thing au has to a multi-headed state, with a fair few 
> people in Townsville, Gold Coast, Cairns etc. Bunbury is the only one 
> within hailing distance of Perth in WA. So if your Qld rep lived in 
> Cairns, would you be any better off than if they lived in Ultimo?

I've at least visited Cairns in the past (I was, what, 12? Actually,
I think I took a flight last year that stopped in Cairns); I don't even
have any idea where Ultimo is. It certainly seems a lot more reasonable
to expect a Qld ctte member to try spending some time visiting areas in
Queensland, than someone from Sydney or Perth. Pia's made a top effort,
but hasn't actually managed to visit all the capitals, eg. Likewise,
it seems a bit more reasonable for people in "regional centres" to
visit their local capital to have a chat with a ctte member, than to
have to visit Sydney or similar. Or vice-versa, in the event we get some
nominations from people outside capitals in future.

Okay, I think I'm coming on stronger than's warranted now. I'll
try to stop.  You assistance in not tempting me to reply further is
appreciated :)


Anthony Towns <aj at humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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               Linux.conf.au 2004 -- Because we can.
           http://conf.linux.org.au/ -- Jan 12-17, 2004
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