[Linux-aus] The Ada Initiative - Should Linux Australia support it?

Russell Stuart russell-linuxaus at stuart.id.au
Fri Feb 25 16:32:51 EST 2011

On Fri, 2011-02-25 at 15:43 +1100, Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
> To my recollection, LA has donated $10K every year since 2007 to the
> LCA charity. There was no discussion on this - it was purely a
> committee decision.

They do?  I didn't know that.  It wasn't that amount this year, but I
guess that is a quibble. If you are right then this is a good thing.  It
means it is a considered decision, and most of my unease with the thing

> I am not saying that and I was the first to say there should be a
> process in place for donations, too.

Yeah.  I think the committee was a bit unlucky.  It seems the need for a
process for donations only became obvious in hindsight, and this years
committee were the poor bunnies caught in hindsight's headlights.  From
my perspective the committee has handled this pretty well under the

I can't resist adding that while I am more than happy with how this
donation thing has been handled, I was very disappointed last years LA
committee repeated the crime committed in some previous years of not
presenting a set of financial figures at the AGM.  It is a piss poor
effort.  LA is the only organisation I have ever been associated with
that seeming can't manage its own finances well enough to present a
report at the appointed time.

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