[Linux-aus] Downhill slide to Australia 2020 Summit weekend

Donna Benjamin donna at cc.com.au
Mon Apr 14 08:08:50 UTC 2008

Hi Marco,

Representing OSIA I attended the Foundations of Open 2020 Local Summit
in Canberra convened by ACT Senator Kate Lundy.

Other attendees included Christopher Yeoh and Rusty Russell.
Tridge, Pia and Jeff Waugh actually presented.

All participants were invited to make formal submissions to the 2020
summit, and a summary submission of the whole day was put together by
Senator Lundy's staff in conjunction with Tom Worthington who also
helped organise the local summit.

Video, copies of presentations and speakers 2020 submissions are all

Submissions arising out of the forum:


Presenters and Participants:

Videos and presentations


I'll copy my submission to my blog now.


On Mon, 2008-04-14 at 17:25 +1000, Marco Ostini wrote:
> Greetings everyone,
> The Australia Youth Summit was held this weekend past, and next weekend the 
> 'Grown Up' Australia 2020 Summit is due to be held in Canberra.
> Back in February James Purser and I mentioned the importance of the 
> Australia 2020 Summit, and that it was a valuable and unique opportunity 
> for the LA community to have direct input into the government policy making 
> process.
> The Australia 2020 Summit is not meant to be a gab fest, but in a sense an 
> attempt to wiki-ise a portion of Government policy, and give Australians 
> the opportunity to suggest the changes they deem necessary. Ordinary 
> Australians could nominate themselves to attend, and make submissions on 
> any of the Summit topic.
> The Summit Topics are worth reading in detail:
> 	http://www.australia2020.gov.au/topics/index.cfm
> So I have two questions to the LA list:
>     1) Was any of the LA members successful in their nominations to attend?
>     2) Did any LA members make submissions before they closed last week?
> For the reference of the community here's my five submissions. I intended 
> to make a submission on all 10 of the summit topics, but ran out of time 
> due to personal commitments. My submissions are from my head and heart, so 
> naturally include FOSS.
> 	http://wiki.linux.org.au/Ctte/MarcoAu2020
> How did other LA members go?
> Cheers,
> Marco
Donna Benjamin
Director - Open Source Industry Australia http://osia.net.au
Executive Director - Creative Contingencies http://cc.com.au

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