[Linux-aus] Nominatons have now closed!

Glen Turner glen.turner at aarnet.edu.au
Wed Jan 10 15:22:02 UTC 2007

Stewart Smith wrote:

> I'd strongly oppose any move to institute such a requirement. especially
> considering how much various non au citizens (or residents) have
> contributed to the organisation and the cause of FOSS in Australia.
> maybe we need to be more explicit about this somewhere

My bad, I'd assumed Australian corporations law to be the same as
US law (which disallows non-domiciled members unless the company
constitution says otherwise as an anti-fraud measure). But the
international business school people I just asked say they are
different on this point.

They also said that for a small organisation it is undesirable
to have office holders who are overseas domiciles (if they run
off with the cash we have no effective response). So the LA
constitution probably needs to address the topic head-on and
allow members from anywhere and office holders to be domiciled
in AU and to automatically lose office if their domicile moves

It's not an urgent thing, and could probably be queued until the
next time external factors cause a need to review the constitution.

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