[Linux-aus] Council Meeting Notes 2010-10-27

Peter Lieverdink me at cafuego.net
Wed Oct 27 21:20:06 EST 2010

These notes are also available at http://linux.org.au/meeting/2010-10-27

Wed, 2010-10-27 20:10 - 21:02
Linux Australia teleconference, and #LACTTE IRC channel

Apologies: Lindsay Holmwood
Present: Elspeth Thorne, Michael Carden, Peter Lieverdink, Alice Boxhall, Joshua Hesketh, John Ferlito


Accept minutes of Last Meeting
Proposed: Michael. Seconded: Elspeth. Carried unanimously.

Status update on LCA2011
It's good!

Status update on LCA2012
On track for a show-n-tell meeting this weekend.

Status update on Drupal Down Under
In progress, waiting for payment gateway information.

Status update on Survey
In progress.

Diversity policy sponsorship requirements
Alice, Elspeth and Sarah are working on an outline document that includes guidelines to follow and suggestions for teams to use. LA would not require a certain percentage of attendees to be from any kind of minority, but does require teams to at least think about diversity issues and try to diversify the attendee portfolio.
Michael suggests co-opting Lana as well.

Core Values
Michael has been working on a document will run his draft by Elspeth before sharing it with the rest of the council.

Community wiki
In progress. Peter wants to re-visit access control and make it less awful.

Insurance query re HackerSpaces; machinery accident cover etc?
John is waiting for more info from HackerSpaces.

Associations Incorporation Act 2009
In progress.

To be scheduled on the wednesday of LCA.

WordCamp 2011
Motion: To in principle accept WordCamp to run as an LA subcommittee under the subcommittee guidelines.
Proposed: Peter. Seconded: Michael. Carried unanimously.

General Business
Discussion of any items that provide relevant information to the council and which might generate motions for next meeting or new action items.

Michael says that Sarah Stokely and James Purser are interested in being on the media team. The team should initially work on liaising with the LCA team to see where they're at and maybe see how to get more media coverage for the conference and document processes.

Action items for the council:
2010-10-27 PL - Contact Anthony with the happy news re WordCamp 2011.
2010-10-27 MC - Ping Shaun regarding media team.
2010-10-27 ET - Take Michaels draft values document under consideration.
2010-10-27 AB - Get a diversity document together for the council to check and comment on by the next meeting.

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