[Linux-aus] Definitive subcommittee list

Joshua Hesketh josh at nitrotech.org
Fri Sep 30 00:04:27 EST 2011

Hi all,

Linux Australia runs a number of operations. These vary from providing 
infrastructure, help and support to LUG+Open Source groups, providing 
advocacy for open technology and facilitating a number of conferences[0].

The elected council of Linux Australia exists to take care of the 
administration and oversight of these activities. However, ideally the 
council acts in an enabling fashion. The goals and values of Linux 
Australia are much broader than what one team can achieve and as such 
the council needs to assign authority to others to act on Linux 
Australia's behalf. For example, LCA roams around the country with a new 
team each year. This team needs authority to make decisions and actions 
for Linux Australia. Additional to the conference teams there are a 
number of other important teams and individuals that take care of and 
ensure LA is able to provide services for its members (such as the web, 
mirror and admin teams).

While these teams and subcommittees have been running smoothly for quite 
some time there was a need for better documentation and more 
transparency. As such we have integrated a definitive list of 
subcommittees into the LA website here: 
http://www.linux.org.au/subcommittees. This list will remain up to date 
as subcommittees change between being active and retired. More 
importantly it provides access to reports made by subcommittees and we 
have coded it to ensure that reporting from subcommittees is periodic to 
keep in check with the subcommittee policy[1]. The frequency of the 
reports will depend on the nature of the subcommittee but a list of all 
reports can be found here: 
http://www.linux.org.au/subcommittees/reports/feed (or else you can view 
the latest reports of each subcommittee on their page).

In the past there used to be a number of other subcommittees that have 
since become inactive[2]. Linux Australia is a volunteer ran 
organisation and we welcome anybody willing to help out to send an email 
to the council[3] if they are interested in starting a new subcommittee 
or to send an email to a subcommittee coordinator if they are keen to 
become involved with an existing team (contact emails are on the 
subcommittee list).


[0] http://www.linux.org.au/values
[1] http://www.linux.org.au/policies
[2] For example the Education, Advocacy and Media committees
[3] council at linux.org.au

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