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Re: [Linux-aus] Can Linux Australia survive?

James Purser wrote:

Lorn I understand your arguments but the fact is the majority of the membership have indicated that they accept the decision of the committee and have moved on.

You probably mean that these people are resigned to this decision because the committee has probably ignored them. (from what I have heard there was quite an opposition to this decision, and these concerns were overruled, much like my opinions on the matter have been).

I only brought this up, because Bret brought up some concerns about it, and was flipantly disregarded.

As to the trustworthyness of the committee, I have yet to see any major
sponsors refuse to part with their marketing dollars because the
conference is going to be held in NZ, instead I think they would view
this as a great opportunity to raise the profile of their organisations
in NZ by having one of the major Linux conferences of the year being
held in Dunedin.

Of course they haven't, they wouldn't complain if you took it to the US either. It's only marketing to them.

Many of the larger IT organisations that would sponsor the conference
have their Australiasian head quarters in Australia. This means that
they would be setting policy for their NZ branches, including
sponsorship of events such as this.

As I said before if you don't like the way that LA is going stand for
election at the next elections.

Why would I want to run an organization that can't honour it's own charter?

Lorn 'ljp' Potter
Trolltech Qtopia Community Manager
irc.freenode.net #qtopia