[Linux-aus] Inflection Point - A Strategic Plan for Linux Australia

Steven Ellis steven.ellis at gmail.com
Thu Jan 7 13:28:06 AEDT 2016

I can't help but echo some of Hugh and Silvia's comments, and yet I
feel for Anthony's  position.

We went through all of this organising LCA 2015, and had to be
pragmatic in balancing the capability across the team to enable
everyone to contribute. Tools like Trello looked awesome, but raised
the entry level too high, and horde for email scared everyone, so
Google docs/email was the solution...

Moving forward I agree we need Open Source alternatives and whatever
shape Linux Australia takes in the future it can participate in making
these changes happen, but right now we need to put best foot forward.

NZOSS is going through a similar inflection point and I hope to
provide some feedback at the LA AGM in Feb.

Kathy - huge thank you for the work in putting this together and
generating "robust debate"

On Thu, Jan 7, 2016 at 9:40 AM, Silvia Pfeiffer
<silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 7 Jan 2016 1:58 AM, "Anthony Towns" <aj at erisian.com.au> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 06, 2016 at 07:18:38PM +1100, Hugh Blemings wrote:
>> > But for these same people working out the process to contribute via a
>> > git
>> > repository, when coupled with the inevitable pressures of day to day
>> > life,
>> > will quickly see their desire to be involved fall into the too hard
>> > basket.
>> Committing the document to a git repository is pretty trivial these days:
>>  https://help.github.com/articles/editing-files-in-your-repository/
>> An open source advocacy organisation should be advocating open source
>> approaches, not dismissing them as too hard for normal people.
> Github is not much more open source than Google docs. But in any case...
> this bike shedding about which tool to use is really not constructive and
> should be taken off this thread.
> It's when discussions are side tracked like this that progress is stopped.
> Let's please stop falling in this trap.
> Regards,
> Silvia.
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