[Linux-aus] With elections coming up soon I thought I'd post a few ideas

Andrew Donnellan ajdlinux at gmail.com
Sat Dec 3 14:50:02 UTC 2005

I'd put in time: mainly writing, advice, tech stuff, I'm not so good
with interpersonal relationships/persuading people, esp. journos.


On 03/12/05, Pia Waugh <greebo at pipka.org> wrote:
> Hey Andrew,
> <quote who="Andrew Donnellan">
> > "although I think we are on a path where we are getting to be able to
> > do that only now".
> > Well, let's start doing it now.
> OK :)
> > An advocacy subctte is great! It would be more effective if we
> > included more groups into it, i think. Also, mainstream media advocacy
> > (newspapers, tv, radio, billboards) is something we'll have to think
> > about for the long term.
> We have some great relationships with some awesome journos who help out with
> some of this, one great guy has even offered to write a little "howto deal
> with the media" for the community (nudge nudge if he reads this ;). There is
> an offer on the books at the moment for a column about FOSS to be written
> every month, we just need to find writers who are willing to ensure it
> happens regularly. We've also been offered a reduced price column in an
> education magazine that targets schools all around Australia (quarterly
> magazine). There is a lot of offers, and we have the credibility to run with
> it right now, we just need enthusiastic people to help out and put in just a
> little time. Hence James' call fr the press committee and my call for the
> advocacy ctte (they'll likely overlap strongly). So who wants to help out?
> :)
> Cheers,
> Pia
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