[Linux-aus] Minutes of Council Meeting 24 September 2013

Linux Australia Secretary secretary at linux.org.au
Sun Sep 29 11:17:09 EST 2013

Hi everyone,
Minutes of the last Council meeting,
As always your feedback, comments and questions are warmly welcomed,
Kind regards,

Council Minutes Tuesday 24 September 2013

MINUTES Council Meeting

1. Confirm accuracy of previous minutes and note any omissions or errata
2. Log any correspondence for discussion or receipt
3. Review state of action items from previous meetings
4. Discuss starred items
5. Note any unstarred items
6. Other business


Mr Hugh Blemings, Ms Bianca Gibson, Mr Joshua Hesketh, Ms Kathy Reid, Mr 
Francois Marier, Mr Josh Stewart


Mr Clinton Roy

Meeting opened: 1947hrs

1. Confirm accuracy of previous minutes and note any omissions or errata.

MOTION by Joshua Hesketh that the minutes from 10 September are correct, 
SECONDED by Bianca, passed with 1 abstention (Hugh).

2. Log of correspondence


    In the period since 10 Sepember, 8 additional members have joined
    Linux Australia. Membership now stands at 2992according to MemberDB.


    Grant application from ANDREW DONNELAN for CompCon 2013 for travel
    expenses for ELENA WILLIAMS.
    ACTION: Reimburse Elena for travel


    Correspondence regarding KENNARDS STORAGE
    For discussion around next actions, if any that are required

ACTION: Bianca to email LEV LAFAYETTE, have tapes sent to STEVE WALSH

ACTION: Kathy to find BSB and account number and finalise reimbursement


    * Progress on Member Survey
    Awaiting quotes, no further action at this time


    * Joomla Day Sydney Finances raised by TIM PLUMMER
    Discussion around how to solve the problem
    ACTION: Francois to email MICHARLA to identify way forward


    * Malcolm Tredinnick Memorial Prize, raised by CLINTON ROY
    Discussion held around appropriate actions. All in agreement that
    Linux Australia should make a donation to this prize, given Mr
    Tredinnick's valuable contribution to the community. Discussion held
    around appropriate amount to donate. Discussion held around whether
    it would be an ongoing financial commitment.

MOTION by Joshua Hesketh that Linux Australia support the Malcolm 
Tredinnick Memorial Prize to the value of $AUD1500 on the understanding 
that funding for future years for the Prize would be assessed on a case 
by case basis. SECONDED by Kathy Reid. Passed unanimously.


    * Australia Day Honours updated from DANIEL BLACK
    Council noted Daniel's update with thanks, no further action
    required at this time.


    LA mail list server for LUV from RUSSELL COKER
    No further action required at this time


    Open food web grant from KIRSTEN LARSEN
    For noting, no further action required at this time


    Potential Growstuff grant request from ALEX "SKUD" BAYLEY

For noting, wait for formal approach. Bianca to answer any queries.

3. Review of action items from previous meetings

(Refer Trello for action items and please update current status before 

Enquiry from SASCHA GROß regarding UEFI secure boot
ACTION: Hugh to follow up with John Ferlito and identify next actions

ACTION: Josh Hesketh to follow up with PAUL SZYNDLER of auDA to identify 
current progress and any actions required. LA has not yet paid them the 
agreed sponsorship amount of $2000.

ACTION: Bianca to email linux-aus list seeking one-off articles for 
Action complete, one response received to date from Linux Users' Victoria.

ACTION: All council to encourage submissions.

ACTION: Josh Hesketh to follow up calls for participation for Webteam

ACTION: Clinton to send Francois his Westpac customer number

4. Items for discussion


        LCA2014 update
        In progress, registrations are going well and Speakers are
        mainly registered, Sponsorship progressing well.


        LCA2015 bid submission update
        Auckland visit was conducted, Council anticipates making
        decision at next teleconf


        Drupal South
        Going well


        Drupal Gov
        ACTION: El Pres to contact LEANNE SHORB for post event wrap-up
        (Leanne to send update once invoices paid)


        Joomla Day Sydney
        Progressing well


        Open Food Web
        Progressing well

5. Items for noting

6. Other business

7. In camera

Two matters were discussed in camera

Meeting closed 2017hrs

Kathy Reid
Linux Australia

secretary at linux.org.au

Linux Australia Inc
GPO Box 4788
Sydney NSW 2001

ABN 56 987 117 479

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