[Linux-aus] [LCA2013-Chat] The "Crowd-Sourcing TBL" Fundraiser
silvia at silvia-pfeiffer.de
Thu Feb 7 23:30:15 EST 2013
Hi Joshua, council, LA,
This is a grand gesture by the LA community, thank you very much.
I have closed the crowd funding site at the next possible date (which is in
about 18 hours) and added a note to the site:
I am truely amazed by the generousity that our community has shown through
the fund raiser and grateful that the council is filling the remaining gap.
Pia spoke for herself here:
On Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 6:40 PM, Joshua Hesketh <
josh at opentechnologysolutions.com.au> wrote:
> Hello all,
> The council has been discussing at some length the best way to resolve
> the situation around unexpected costs for the TBL keynote at LCA.
> Clearly it is a financial burden that no one member of the community
> should have to bear alone - a practical and obviously well intended
> gesture though it was.
> We are very proud to see our community stand up and support such
> outstanding efforts that Pia has made in bringing TBL to Australia. Our
> sense is that the events simply unfolded too quickly for a response to
> come from LA or LCA. None the less we seek to protect our volunteers
> and will cover the additional amount.
> We also take onboard the very valid points made about LA being stewards
> of community funds, so by and large it's all the same pot whether it
> comes from a separate crowdsourced effort, or funds already held in the
> LCA or LA budget.
> With the above in mind, Linux Australia will be arranging to retire the
> remaining debt in question as soon as practicable.
> Our thanks to all involved and for the considered discussion and debate
> on this issue.
> Joshua Hesketh
> on behalf of the Linux Australia council
> linux-aus mailing list
> linux-aus at lists.linux.org.au
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