[Linux-aus] old hands and new blood

Jeff Waugh jdub at perkypants.org
Fri Jan 6 10:32:02 UTC 2006

<quote who="Donna Benjamin">

> I've found the discussion about old hands vs new blood kind of curious.
> The underlying current seemed to suggest that having both kinds of people
> involved was mutually exclusive.
> Surely an organisation such as Linux Australia needs both? The 'old hands'
> tacit knowledge of how the organisation got to where it is can rarely be
> adequately documented, and their wisdom is vital to ongoing operations. 

Since I brought it up, I'll answer your point -> I totally agree, but the
point I was trying to make was this: I think the most appropriate people to
have on the LA committee are the ones making an active contribution *now*,
whether they are veterans or new bloods.

We have many wise advisers, but the ones I want to see on the committee are
the ones who are positively and actively participating, and able to energise
the community to do the same. :-)

- Jeff

linux.conf.au 2006: Dunedin, New Zealand               http://linux.conf.au/
   "IMO we should end the thread based on that; configurability is always
       the best choice when it's pretty simple to implement." - Havoc
                              Pennington, 1998

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