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

James Purser purserj at k-sit.com
Sun Dec 4 05:46:01 UTC 2005

On Sun, 2005-12-04 at 08:39 +1100, Pia Waugh wrote:
> Hi Sridhar and Janet,
> <quote who="Sridhar Dhanapalan">
> > > This means that the big challenging things which have to prove
> > > themselves are likely to occur at a project level?
> > > Is that where most of the permanent solutions are likely to be formed?
> > > How are projects proposed and teams formed? Perhaps they are intended to
> > > have a variable run time depending on the task?
> > > If so would that get away from the bandaid issue?
> > 
> > It might. What sort of accountability/oversight is there for projects and 
> > teams?
> Actually, Janet is right, most of the interesting stuff LA does is being
> done by sub-cttes and the sub-ctte model is supposed to mean that the org is
> ever scalable and reflective of what the community is interested in and what
> needs to be done without burning out a small number of people (aka the main
> ctte). Jon and I set out the main ctte responsibilities recently at
> http://wiki.linux.org.au/Ctte/CtteResponsibilities and as you can see, it is
> limited in order to be achievable. The sub-cttes
> http://www.linux.org.au/projects/sub-cttes/ have a policy and can have their
> power revoked if they do the wrong thing by the community or LA. Easy :)
> I think yearly elections, but with an expectation of named seats to take on
> more than one year is a good idea, so we continue to have new blood, and
> between the community expectation and the sub-cttes, there are enough checks
> and balances to ensure continuity of the organisation.

And of course, if we keep things open and transparent, the members are
always going to be able to see when futz ups happen and pull the
committee into line.
James Purser
Chief Talking Guy - Linux Australia Update
http://k-sit.com - My Blog
http://la-pod.k-sit.com - Linux Australia Update Blog and Forums
Skype: purserj1977

More information about the linux-aus mailing list