[Linux-aus] State representation on the board

Jeff Waugh jdub at perkypants.org
Fri Jan 9 14:29:25 UTC 2004

<quote who="Christopher Yeoh">

> > Why would SLUG people be any different? As I've indicated, SLUG doesn't
> > have any strong informational links with LA at all, particularly now
> > that I've resigned. SLUG committee members are, however, on the lug@
> > list. They have as much and as little opportunity to get involved as
> > everyone else.
> Are you really saying that LA committee members don't go to any SLUG
> meetings or socialise with Linux people in NSW? Its the regular informal
> chats which can be so useful. Mailing lists can be great, but face to face
> communication fills some gaps - why else would you have things like Debian
> conferences?

The Sydney committee members: Pia Smith, Andrew Cowie and Anand Kumria were
not hugely regular attendees of SLUG meetings this year. Andrew, I would
have to say, has possibly been the most regular of the three (recently), or
maybe Anand.

I would have to say, knowing full well when Pia is not at home, that she has
had more valuable and productive contact with LUGs and LA members/interested
parties *outside* of Sydney. The lesser-impact contact with SLUG is likely
to be lack of interest from the SLUG committee, as well as reasons similar &
related to why I stepped down from the committee mid-term this year.

All in all, I think the Sydney reps have not had a huge impact on the Sydney
community in their roles as committee members.

> I'm not saying that we need to put a quota requirement in the
> constitution, just something we should all think about when choosing who
> to vote for.


- Jeff

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