[Linux-aus] 2005/03/29 Committee Meeting Minutes (DRAFT)

Anthony Towns secretary at linux.org.au
Tue Apr 5 00:37:02 UTC 2005

Minutes for Linux Australia Committee Meeting
2005/03/29 21:00 +1000
Conducted over teleconference

    Jonathan Oxer (President)
    Pia Smith (Vice-President)
    Anthony Towns (Secretary)
    Mark Tearle (Treasurer)
    Geoffrey Bennett

Present by proxy:
    Andrew Cowie
    Stewart Smith

    Tony Breeds-Taurima

The meeting was opened by Jonathan Oxer, the meeting chair, at 21:08.

1. Approval of minutes for formal meeting 2005/02/22

   Motion: That the minutes of the Committee Meeting held by
   teleconference on the 22nd February 2005 accurately reflect the
   proceedings of that meeting.

The motion was proposed by Anthony Towns, and seconded by Pia Smith. The 
motion was passed without dissent, with six votes in favour and one 

2. Change of registered office

   Motion: That Linux Australia's registered business office be changed
   to the North Sydney office of Minerva Technology Lawyers.

After discussion, it was decided that this issue could be postponed, and 
the motion was thus deferred until one of the executive could meet with 
the Minerva people.

3. Linux Professional Institute Activities Budget

   Motion: That Pia Smith be authorised access to funds necessary to
   cover LPI events and activities related to linux.conf.au 2005, with
   total amount not to exceed $2000; that Miss Smith be directed by the
   committee to show discretion in the use of such funds; and that the
   committee shall review LPI related income and expenses by 1st June
   2005, with a view to ensuring the sustainability and effectiveness
   of our involvement in LPI.

The motion was proposed by Pia Smith and seconded by Mark Tearle. After 
some discussion, the motion was passed unanimously.

4. Media Training

   Motion: That the quote offered to Linux Australia for media training
   in Canberra on April 20th, for a group of eight or more (to include
   the linux.conf.au 2006 organisers and others), for $4198.70
   (including GST) be accepted.

The motion was proposed by Pia Smith and seconded by Jonathan Oxer. The 
motion was passed unanimously.

(5) Community Code Project

   Motion: That a sub-committee of Linux Australia be established in
   accordance with the proposal presented to the committee by Matthew
   Palmer on the 26th of March, 2005, and that the Linux Australia
   committee shall offer appropriate assistance to the sub-committee,
   in particular with respect to insurance concerns. The sub-committee
   shall be known as the "Community Code Project", and the committee
   chair shall be Mary Gardiner.

Pia Smith indicated that she has participated in some of the Community 
Code group's meetings already, and that she was very happy for Linux 
Australia to get involved. The treasurer indicated that he had spoken 
with our insurance broker regarding Community Code's requirements, and 
indicated that he was confident that we could meet their needs.

The motion was proposed by Pia Smith and seconded by Jonathan Oxer. The 
motion was passed unanimously.

Mark Tearle will draft a sub-committee charter and send it to Mary Gardiner.

The formal portion of the meeting ended at 21:25.

Anthony Towns <secretary at linux.org.au>
Secretary, Linux Australia Inc


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