[Linux-aus] Proposed Linux Australia Constitution Changes

Stewart Smith stewart at flamingspork.com
Fri Jul 15 10:03:26 EST 2011

On Fri, 15 Jul 2011 06:50:15 +0930, David Newall <david at davidnewall.com> wrote:
> On 14/07/11 10:40, James Turnbull wrote:
> > The current constitution is a mess - we've had several years of invalid
> > amendments and it doesn't meet the organisation's needs.
> I'm delighted to hear you say this.  This is a reason one could support 
> (or not) for throwing away our current constitution and starting again.  
> The reason for my delight is that the reason that was previously given 
> was that we want a simple change of financial year and we can't do that 
> without making major changes to the constitution.  I was right to be 
> suspicious because that reason didn't wash, wasn't true, and in fact the 
> current (published) constitution would meet the requirements if we just 
> said what our financial year is.  I was right to suspect there was a 
> real reason, which hadn't been disclosed.  Thank you for saying: The 
> current constitution is a mess.

I disagree, I've been fairly well informed on the reasoning and
exploration through minutes from the council posted on linux-aus (and I
didn't think I'd been reading it that closely)

Stewart Smith

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