[Linux-aus] The "Crowd-Sourcing TBL" Fundraiser

Silvia Pfeiffer silvia at silvia-pfeiffer.de
Thu Feb 7 18:11:00 EST 2013

Let's wait and see the messaging before you condemn the new council. :-)

On Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 5:47 PM, Anthony Towns <aj at erisian.com.au> wrote:

> On 7 February 2013 16:08, Joshua Hesketh <josh at nitrotech.org> wrote:
> > The council has already been in discussion of this matter since it was
> > first raised. We'll be announcing something very shortly, sorry for the
> > delay.
> With a new council in place, I'd like to suggest that decisions like
> this be raised and debated in public on this list (or at least
> detailed in public, so that debate and suggestions for improvements is
> at least possible) rather than just reviewed by the council before a
> final decision or announcement.
> As per Josh's platform for president -- "Linux Australia is a
> community and volunteer run organisation. The council exists to
> facilitate and enable its members (that is, you guys) to do cool and
> amazing things."
> I don't think that philosophy has any hope of working if the council
> members are in a privileged position, where their ideas get first
> consideration and worse, where the council's ideas don't have to face
> the same standards and challenges that members' ideas do (ie, public
> scrutiny beforehand). With those habits, I don't see how we can expect
> anything other than what we see: members ideas and proposals fail way
> more often than the council's, they're therefore proposed less often
> and with less energy behind them, and the council ends up having to do
> everything...
> Cheers,
> aj
> --
> Anthony Towns <aj at erisian.com.au>
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