[Linux-aus] How did non-event sub-comittees get formed?

David Lloyd lloy0076 at adam.com.au
Sat Dec 3 23:11:47 AEDT 2016


As Chancellor Palpatine, paraphrased, said to Queen Amidala, “Now the bureaucrats step in.”


From: linux-aus [mailto:linux-aus-bounces at lists.linux.org.au] On Behalf Of James Polley
Sent: Friday, 2 December 2016 11:10 PM
To: russell at coker.com.au
Cc: Linux Australia List <linux-aus at lists.linux.org.au>
Subject: [Linux-aus] How did non-event sub-comittees get formed?


On Sat, Dec 3, 2016 at 12:21 AM, Russell Coker <russell at coker.com.au <mailto:russell at coker.com.au> > wrote:

On Friday, 2 December 2016 7:46:18 AM AEDT Anthony Towns wrote:

> I kind of think that in practice that 95% of the reason LA is valuable
> to anyone these days is that it helps people *run* events; and if so,
> that isn't really valuable to that many people -- the pool of people
> running open source related events in Australia (and maybe NZ) just
> isn't that big.
> Personally, I think of LA as an organisation run by/for open source
> developers/admins/power users -- so, by and large, it doesn't make

I think the problem here is that LA was traditionally an organisation for such
people, but the LA council is focused on running events etc.  This isn't a
problem as such, changing the name to "council" with the aim of having lots of
subcommittees was a good idea but it unfortunately didn't get followed

We need subcommittees for things such as Linux advocacy.  I will consider
volunteering for such a subcommittee.


I was about to respond by pointing to https://github.com/linuxaustralia/constitution_and_policies/blob/master/subcommittee_policy_v2.md - but on closer reading, that policy seems to be only for event subcommittees.

https://github.com/linuxaustralia/constitution_and_policies/blob/master/subcommittee_policy_v1.md still refers to sub-committees that exist "to facilitate LA's operations or" as "a project undertaken with the governance of the council"


Could a current council-member confirm that the "v1" policy is the policy that would apply to a Linux advocacy sub-committee?

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