[Linux-aus] Nomination for Ordinary Committee Members

Jonathan Oxer jon at ivt.com.au
Tue Jan 3 19:21:02 UTC 2006

On 1/3/06, Gary Allpike <gary at allpikes.com.au> wrote:
> It's also interesting to note that the "fresh blood" that are now
> running LOA have completely forgotten about all the efforts of those
> that came before them.

It may appear that way, but I don't think it's a totally fair
characterisation. I personally know full well that I stepped into an
organisation of enthusiastic people who have achieved amazing things
and built up a legacy of success that is hard to live up to.

You do have a point though that often we see the results of the
efforts of people that have gone before without being aware of the
specific individuals involved. People who have put in their time and
effort for the collective benefit of our community deserve our
recognition and thanks.

> To all intents and purposes you would think they
> founded the association.  Whilst I am quite happy with where the org is
> going and the people that are running it, it is a bit sad to think that
> those that founded and ran the org (and built up its nice little kitty
> for the new lot to use) are completely forgotten.

We have a "thanks" page on the site but it's woefully incomplete. If
it listed all the people who have given their time to make LA what it
is today it would be a *big* list, so let's get started: if you have a
suggestion for someone to add to that page please send it to
web-team at linux.org.au. Personally I think we could start by adding all
past committee members as well as the core organisers from every
previous LCA team.

Cheers   :-)

Jonathan Oxer

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