[Linux-aus] Minutes of Council Meeting 25 March 2014
Linux Australia Secretary
secretary at linux.org.au
Wed Apr 2 22:30:51 EST 2014
Council Minutes Tuesday 25 March 2014
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
Check the Committee calendar in Google Docs
Present: Joshua Hesketh, Francois Marier, Josh Stewart, Sae Ra Germaine,
Chris Neugebauer, Kathy Reid
Apologies: Hugh Blemings
Meeting opened 1949hrs
1. Confirm accuracy of previous minutes and note any omissions or
Confirm that the accuracy of;
Minutes of 25 February are correct
MOTION by Joshua Hesketh that the minutes of 25 Feb are correct
SECONDED Sae Ra Germaine
Seek an update of the Council face to face meeting 8-9 March Minutes
UPDATE: Currently under review
ACTION: All Council to review minutes, communicate via email to ensure
that they are accurate and that we're comfortable sending them out
ACTION: Kathy to ensure the minutes are appropriately formatted
2. Log of correspondence
There have been 6 new members added since last meeting.
Membership stands at 3109 according to MemberDB
Twitter followers stands at 720 (705 last minutes)
Membership of linux-aus list stands at 585 (588 last minutes)
Membership of announce list stands at 1568 (1569 last minutes)
Request for Sponsorship from GEMMA DEVANADERA for DrupalCamp Manila
UPDATE: Joshua has responded indicating we can provide in-kind support
MOTION by Joshua that Linux Australia provide in kind support such
as advice, website promotion etc.
SECONDED by Chris Neugebauer
Request for update on TPP position paper from LEV LAFAYETTE
representing LINUX USERS' VICTORIA
UPDATE: In progress by Josh Stewart, close to completion and will be
finalised this week.
Videos from other events getting uploaded to YouTube raised by
STEPHEN WALSH at AGM
In progress, no further action at this time
Offer of assistance with anti Trans Pacific Partnership agreement
activities from PAUL GARDNER-STEPHEN
UPDATE: Feedback was provided back to Josh S, for discussion on next
Josh S Will add a comment about similarities with OSIA.
Nearly ready to send.
ENQUIRY from CYPRIEN GAY regarding a petition against being forced
to buy an operating system when purchasing a computer
FOR DISCUSSION on next action
ACTION: Joshua Hesketh to action the enquiry and arrange to have the
ENQUIRY from PETER LAWLER regarding prioritising distribution of
conference videos in patent-unencumbered formats over non-free formats.
Encouragement for events to adopt unencumbered formats in progress.
3. Review of action items from previous meetings
Mainly arising from Face to Face
1. Finalise new list Code of Conduct (CoC).
2. Review of the subcommittee policy is currently under way.
DISCUSSION: Council discussed the new Event Subcommittee policy at
length, particularly the draft clauses around returning profits to Linux
Australia. There was general consensus that the amount of profit
expected is subjective and should be negotiated between Council and the
Event Subcommittee. The new policy is being circulated throughout
previous Ghosts for feedback and polishing. Current Events teams are
generally comfortable with the new policy also.
ACTION: Review of the Subcommittee Policy is a high priority for all
Council. All Council to review the new policy so that a motion to
approve it can be moved on list.
4. Items for discussion
Ghosts is scheduled for this coming weekend.
Making good progress
Team is planning meetings and doing initial activities
PyCon AU update
CFPs now open. Chris Neugebauer meeting Clinton Roy in
Montreal next week for further discussions. On track.
ACTION: Chris to sort out taxation issue.
Was held last week, for discussion on wrap-up activities
ACTION: Joshua go chase a post event wrap up / report
Drupal South Melbourne is all set up bank-wise.
Joomla Day Sydney
Joshua H has an update
ACTION: Josh to update website
DrupalGov are looking at another event
Global WordCamp people are in contact
5. Items for noting
6. Other business
7. In camera
Nil discussed in camera
Meeting closed at 2044hrs by Joshua Hesketh
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