[Linux-aus] Linux Australia member services digital.linux.org.au version=3.0.3-la1

Mark Phillips mark.phillips at automatedtestsystems.com.au
Thu Sep 28 18:27:02 UTC 2006

To be fair it's not just the money.

It is the seemingly elitist attitude they portray as well.


On Thu, 2006-09-28 at 15:10 +1000, Andrew Cowie wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-09-26 at 20:31 +0930, Tim Ansell wrote:
> > Currently as a student, any fees to be part of a LA would be a major
> > disincentive.
> Peter did clearly say that that was a specific service that he would be
> willing to fork out for. He didn't say "LA should raise membership fees
> from $0 and then give me stuff to justify it".
> Having spent three years on the board of Linux Australia I would note
> that we greatly prospered in terms of legitimacy and buy-in from the
> decision (taken just before Pia, Stewart, Leon, Tridge, Hugh and I
> joined) to drop membership fee to $0. So I can't imagine that changing
> that is going to find much support.
> James, you're missing a bet. Paying for a valued service is one thing.
> Value for membership is another - which is one of the reasons most
> people can't fathom why they should pay ACS $300 a year.
> AfC
> Sydney
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