[Linux-aus] Can Linux Australia survive?
leon at cyberknights.com.au
Mon Jul 4 18:07:02 UTC 2005
On Monday 04 July 2005 15:33, Lorn Potter wrote:
> Leon Brooks wrote:
>> Given your persistent refusal to admit that it might possibly in
>> any way _be_ honouring its own charter, I ask, why would I want to
>> vote you in? Go ahead, make my day, convince me!
> That would be rather funny to have an American running linux
> australia.... but no, I am not planning to run, I have too less time
> to do things I like anyway.
Hmm. The Act that LA is registered under might forbid it, but I have no
personal problem with an American on Committee if that's the best
> How about everyone else's refusal to admit that it might actually
> look bad to have Linux _Australia_, move linux.conf.au (notice the
> .au in there??) to .nz (even for one year), or that it might go
> against what the published "Charter" says is Linux Australia's
Yes, I have no problem with that. To some people (including me), having
an LCA in NZ looks odd. However, we are not _moving_ the conference
anywhere. It doesn't have a location, as such.
> "Linux Australia helps individuals to realise their potential and
> supports them in events and schemes to support and help the
> Australian Linux community."
> I do not see any mention of the word "International", "overseas" or
> "New Zealand" anywhere on that document.
Nor do I see any words at all about the location of said events of
schemes. We could legitimately charter a 'plane and hold the conf on
Christmas Island (which is part of Australia, albeit a long way from
here), or in China or Cuba.
You haven't answered any questions about vested interests. Since you
only joined the list on Wednesday, I'm dying to know why and how it was
that you became involved in the discussion.
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