[Linux-aus] Nomination for Council Member / Treasurer
davidmwilliams at hotmail.com
Thu Dec 18 10:24:38 EST 2014
Your comment about "hostility towards the organisation" is not a reasonable statement. It is a technology news site. You are, I believe, referring to a particular contributor who has their own opinion column which is unrelated to me.
Indeed, you cannot have it both ways. Linux Australia has on at least two occasions sought permission to republish two of my stories for its own use at various events. So, it is evil or not?
However, nevertheless, when I nominated there were no candidates for Treasurer. Now there are two. If my presence inspired those nominated to accept their nominations then I have perhaps already done more for this process than others.
> On 18 Dec 2014, at 10:06 am, Steve Walsh <steve at nerdvana.org.au> wrote:
> Hi David
>> On 12/18/2014 08:15 AM, David Williams wrote:
>> Yes, that's me!
> I find that your failure to disclose your affiliation with a media organisation that has a long history of hostility towards the organisation in your nomination statement a bit concerning. I'm sure you'd understand that those of us who have interactions with various employees of the publication might take such an oversight like this, as accidental as it might be, in an unfortunately negative light.
> Perhaps it might be worthwhile for the council in 2015 (whoever that might be) to kick off a discussion on the policy on the relevant list and/or lists with the intent to require any members standing for council election to disclose organisational affiliation?
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