[Linux-aus] Proposed Linux Australia Constitution Changes

Jeff Waugh jdub at bethesignal.org
Mon Jul 11 19:09:11 EST 2011

On Sat, Jul 9, 2011 at 18:42, John Ferlito <johnf at inodes.org> wrote:

> The council feels that the easiest way to achieve this is to start from the
> new
> NSW Model Rules and then make the necessary changes to bring them up to
> date
> with current practices of the organisation.
> Some of the changes we need to make are not even legally in our current
> constitution, as changes that we have voted on in the past were never
> submitted
> to Fair Trading and therefore do not apply.
> We are proposing four motions for the upcoming SGM. These are:
> * Accept the new 2010 Model Rules as Linux Australia's new constitution
> * Change the financial year to start on 1 October
> * Bring constitution in line with current practices, including changes
> allowing
>  pre-AGM online elections and electronic record keeping that aren't well
> catered
>  for in our current constitution, and better privacy provisions for the
> registry
>  of members
> * Add renewal of free membership

A simple, no-nonsense strategy, and easy to read with the changes presented
as patches.

- Jeff
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