Wed Oct 3 14:23:56 UTC 2007
interested parties make application for funding, for Linux-related
projects, and the plausibility feasibility, etc, is then considered, and
a decision made to accept of reject the application.
What is propsed here, without first "sounding out" the UG's, sounds to
me like Linux Australia making a grants decision without any applicants,
and then, if the decision is made to fund the project, the UG's may feel
obliged to get the gear and film (or whatever - film is probably not the
correct term any more, as film is now probably seldom used) their
monthly (or however frequent) seminars, regardless of whether the
seminars are of interest to others, regardless of whether each UG
regards each oif its seminars worthy of recording and publishing, and,
regardless of whether each UG has enough people to organise such an
endeavour, or anyone capable of both filming and publishing the live
It is one thing to go into this all starry-eyed, and say, "Wow, this is
a great idea, lets do it", but, if it is to be implemented by the UG's,
then the UG's should be contacted first, and their input considered.
Otherwise, it could end up like the "referendum on whether Australia
should become a republic", that we never had, because it was done in
such a way as to prevent the people from making the decision, and, like
that "referendum", it could go through alot of work and expense, and
then fail, because it did not involve the people who would be affected,
in the making of the significant decisions.
"So once you do know what the question actually is,
you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
A Trilogy In Four Parts",
written by Douglas Adams,
published by Pan Books, 1992
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