[Linux-aus] Council Meeting 1 February 2013 - Minutes

Brent Wallis brent.wallis at gmail.com
Sat Feb 9 12:11:44 EST 2013

Hi Kathy,

Many thanks for your reply.
Me-thinks some thought my post was antagonistic , but I am deeply heartened
by your response here.

I too would default my actions to what the community desires and it's great
to see you guys thinking the same.

I have raised this only as something that immediately struck me as being
My "business bunny" reared its head and nibbled on my ear... no more no

BTW, wonderful work from all concerned on the council these last few days.
Exciting times ahead!.. :-)



On Sat, Feb 9, 2013 at 11:53 AM, Kathy Reid <kathy at kathyreid.id.au> wrote:

> Hi Brent,
> Thanks for taking the time to review the minutes and provide feedback, and
> apologies for not responding sooner - Council have given most of our
> attention this week to the TBL funding issue.
> >> Why post these items in the minutes?
> >> I can think of 20 x 100+ reasons why in camera conversations must
> happen but IMHO and with deepest respect to all newly elected council
> members, including such in the minutes seems provocative.
>  >> Why not just leave them out?
> In documenting the minutes we attempt to strike a balanc

> e between openness and privacy; respect and transparency. There were two
> matters that due to our obligations under the National Privacy Principles
> had to be discussed, but not disclosed. By minuting the discussions as 'in
> camera', we've tried to balance being as open as possible while ensuring
> our legal (and moral) obligations are upheld.
> However, if the community would prefer not to be advised about these
> matters, we'd be happy to alter the format of minutes - we represent, and
> work on behalf of the community so will be guided by feedback here.
> Kind regards,
> Kathy
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