[Linux-aus] What happened at the SGM?

Julien Goodwin jgoodwin at studio442.com.au
Tue Sep 6 17:26:23 EST 2011

On 06/09/11 16:26, Stephen Walsh wrote:
>   On 09/05/2011 10:27 PM, Mike Carden wrote:
>> I am very surprised though that the nay-sayer voices were utterly
>> silent at the meeting. Not even a single negative proxy vote. Nothing.
>> I have no desire to inflame the negative minority, but I do wonder
>> about their commitment.
> The issue for me was finding someone who would be there, and who I felt 
> would vote the way I felt. As JulienG pointed out, the only non-council 
> member or partner of a council member there was Jeff and himself, so 

Subtle difference, I said non-Google people. I believe Tim Ansell,
myself, Jeff, and one of the other Googlers whose name I forget (sorry,
you know who you are) all meet your definition. From those all but Jeff
are Google staff.

> that pretty much means that, whilst I had a view on the matter, I would 
> not have been able to find somone who voted the way I wanted [0]. As 
> this was a SGM, did the council fly all the council members there? if 
> not, why not? was it that it was going to be a pain for you to get out 
> of work with enough time to make it, or was it a matter of cost to the 
> organisation?
> By holding it at 6pm in Sydney on a monday night, you pretty much 
> guarantee that only Sydney people who live or work in the area, or who 
> have flexible work arrangements are able to make it. I would have loved 
> to make it, but I would have had to take most of a day off work, then 
> driven to the venue, found parking, attended a 15 minute meeting to turn 
> around and drive ~3hrs back home again afterwards. Anyone who works more 
> than 30 minutes from Pyrmont, or has kids, doesn't stand a chance of 
> making it due their need to keep their employer and their family happy, 
> which voids the argument that people with a negative view didn't care 
> enough to make it.
> my 2c worth.
> Steve
> [0] I'm not trying to imply by this that I think the council would 
> subvert the vote, but with the noise on the list leading up to the SGM,  
> I wanted to know that the person who had my vote understood my concerns 
> on the matter, even if they weren't voiced on the list.
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Julien Goodwin
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