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

Anthony Towns aj at erisian.com.au
Thu Feb 7 18:14:21 EST 2013

On 7 February 2013 17:11, Silvia Pfeiffer <silvia at silvia-pfeiffer.de> wrote:
> Let's wait and see the messaging before you condemn the new council. :-)
> Silvia.

A suggestion isn't a condemnation...?

> 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
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