[Linux-aus] Fwd: Teleconf 2005-10-04

Jonathan Oxer jon at ivt.com.au
Tue Oct 11 19:34:02 UTC 2005

Hiya everyone,

This isn't very exciting but we decided it was probably worth making
the weekly teleconf notes public in the interests of full disclosure
and maximum, err, ... I don't want to say it - oh ok, here it comes...
transparency  ;-)

These are the notes from the committee teleconf on 2005-10-04 with a
couple of minor edits for privacy reasons.

If any of the issues in this lead to further discussion please start a
new thread with a relevant topic.

Cheers    :-)

Jonathan Oxer

Notes from the meeting.

 Jonathan Oxer
 Mark Tearle
 Geoffrey Bennett
 Pia Waugh

  Mike Beattie

 * LCA update
    - registrations
Fingers crossed that they'll go live at the end of the week, providing
the speaker selection notifications is cleared up. The CommSecure link
needs to be sorted out so Mike will talk to Tony about the correct
person to contact. Mark said it's William. Jon has been dealing with
William and Ying at CommSecure over the last week on a totally
unrelated issue but will stay out of the situation at this point to
prevent multiple-contact confusion.

    - speaker notifications
Mike will be pushing really hard over the next couple of days to get
it ready. If it's delayed much more he'll send an update email to the
paper submitters to let them know things are still rolling along.

    - sponsors (inc RDP)
Mike to ping Tony for an update.

     - partners program
Not much to report, some things coming together.

    - linux.conf.au domain
Unfortunate timing that it died just before registrations open but
Mike had already been told many times not to rely on it so he's not
freaking out. Would be nice if it's going soon though. Jon has sent 2
emails to KRE but hasn't had a response, although a back-channel
message indicates that KRE will be putting the domain back in place
albeit on a strictly time-limited basis.

    - transferring funds
Mark will set up a NZ$15-20k transfer tomorrow.

  * CeBIT press release
Jon has been working with Con at OSIA and Martijn at HFA to get the press
release ready for tomorrow. Messages to David Purdue at AUUG have gone
unanswered, but Pia suggested talking to Liz instead [edit: turns out
David had been rather busy with their own conf that opens in 2 weeks,
so not responding on this issue was quite understandable!]. The press
team (press at linux.org.au) have been CCd on a number of emails but
no-one has responded to assist with preparing the release, which leads

  * Press team: anyone around?
Pia has spoken to James Purser about revitalising the press team, and
he's very interested. Maybe give him access to update the press
section of the LA site and include a written synopsis of the
podcastsso there's always up to date content there.

  * Grants update
The SLUG video grant will be made out to SLUG directly. A new grant
application has been submitted by Kylie on behalf of Computerbank
Melbourne: Pia pointed out that Computerbank Melbourne is a functional
organisation who could be expected to manage the project well.

  * APEC Education Foundation project: Pia mentioned a proposal that
was just forwarded by email to have LA oversea a project to equip
community centers in remote areas with computing facilities. Funding
would be cash from APEC and in-kind services from LA (volunteer
sysadmins, etc), and the project would involve a paid administrator
(management, not system!) to oversee the process.

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