[Linux-aus] Committee Meeting - 2005/04/22
secretary at linux.org.au
Wed Apr 20 23:17:06 UTC 2005
Agenda for Linux Australia Committee Meeting
2005/04/22 18:00 +1000
Location: Manning-Clarke Centre, ANU, Canberra
Rusty Russell (Linux Australia IP Policy Advisor)
Matthew Plamer (Community Code)
Bruce Badger (OpenSkills)
Tony Breeds (linux.conf.au 2005)
Michael Beattie (linux.conf.au 2006)
This mail is sent out under 48 hours before the meeting is scheduled to
begin, and as such does not qualify as a meeting announcement for
constitutional purposes. That announcement was distributed to the
committee list yesterday, and covered the general topics, without a
specific indication of motions expected at the meeting.
Attendance is by invitation only. Topics not covered in the meeting
announcement cannot be discussed without the unanimous agreement of all
members present at the meeting. Topics not listed on this agenda should
be raised with the committee for discussion and consideration at the
next formal meeting.
An informal brainstorming session will be held over dinner on Saturday
evening (the 23rd). Interested parties are strongly encouraged to join us!
Participants should note that the conference proceedings for Friday
conclude at 5:45pm, and dinner begins at 7:00pm; so there won't be time
to attend the meeting and go back to shower and change, so please ensure
you're appropriately attired and groomed in advance.
Proxies from committee members will be accepted by email to the
secretary until 10 minutes before the meeting begins.
(1) Approving of minutes for formal meeting 2005/03/29
Motion: That the minutes  of the Committee Meeting held by
teleconference on the 29th March 2005 accurately reflect the
proceedings of that meeting.
(2) Ghosts of Conferences Past
Motion: That bookings for the Ghosts trip to Dunedin for the weekend
of the 21st and 22nd of May be made for Steven Hanley, Tony Breeds,
Martin Pool, Jeremy Kerr, Michael Davies, Jonathan Oxer, Anthony
Towns and Mark Tearle, and the expenditure of up to $5000 be
authorised for payment for flights.
(3) Intellectual Property Issues
Invited speaker: Rusty Russell (5 minutes)
(4) Support for Community Code
Invited speaker: Matthew Palmer (5 minutes)
(5) Support for OpenSkills
Invited speaker: Bruce Badger (5 minutes)
Motion: That Linux Australia establish a relationship with
OpenSkills (www.openskills.org), and handle the processing
of OpenSkills registration payments made by credit card.
(6) Business cards
Motion: That the payment of $309.20 for business cards for the LA
executive be authorised and executed.
(7) Executive budget
Motion: That a working budget be established for the executive be
established. Each member of the executive (that being the President,
Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer) may authorise, with the
assent of a second member of the executive, expenditures for
purposes appropriate to the mission of Linux Australia, up to a set
amount over the course of a quarter. The budget for President and
Vice-President shall be $1000 each, and the budget for the Secretary
and Treasurer shall be $500 each. Summaries of expenditures shall be
presented to the committee as soon as is feasible, and shall be
reviewed for appropriateness at the next committee meeting. The
committee may vote to reset the available budget for any executive
member at any meeting.
(8) UPS for Digital
Motion: That expenditure of $1755 be authorised for purchase of an
uninterruptible power supply for Digital, Linux Australia's primary
(9) Change of registered office
Motion: That Linux Australia's registered business office be changed
to the North Sydney office of Minerva Technology Lawyers.
Anthony Towns <secretary at linux.org.au>
Secretary, Linux Australia Inc
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