[Linux-aus] Candidacy support statement - President

Joshua Hesketh josh at nitrotech.org
Sun Jan 10 18:35:06 AEDT 2016

On 10/01/16 17:29, Anthony Towns wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 10, 2016 at 03:48:43PM +1100, Hugh Blemings wrote:
>> By way of background, in addition to having long been involved in Free
>> and Open Source Software and Hardware (..., Ubuntu, ...)
>> Further in the interests of openness and transparency, I will note that
>> while I am no longer a full time desktop Linux user [...]
> So, what do you use instead, and why? (You didn't mention if you run
> Linux on your "smart devices"?) [0]
>> In the interests of transparency I note that prior commitments will see
>> me with limited availability for voluntary activities until late March
>> 2016 after which time I can direct my attention more fully to LA
>> matters.
> Will "limited availability" be enough to address any issues that the
> LCA or PyCon (etc) teams might have prior to or during March, or will
> you be relying on your VP to deal with some/all of these (by chairing
> meetings, following up on emails, handling votes, harrassing people to
> do things, etc)?

Not that I am answering for Hugh, but I am confident that the elected
council will be able to take care of business during the absence of any
individual member (exactly the reason we have a VP etc). In addition to
that I am also very happy to be available to help out in any way I can
and to help answer any questions subcommittees or the new council may have.


> Cheers,
> aj
> [0] For the record, I ran OS X when first elected to the LA council:
>     http://www.erisian.com.au/wordpress/2004/11/08/my-new-ibook
>     http://www.erisian.com.au/wordpress/2004/11/09/applemail-and-imap
>     http://www.erisian.com.au/wordpress/2004/11/15/apple-mail-readers-continued
>     http://www.erisian.com.au/wordpress/2004/12/16/yay-memory
>     http://lists.linux.org.au/pipermail/linux-aus/2005-February/msg00045.html
>     I don't seem to have blogged about switching back to Linux, which
>     iirc was because the OS X filesystem at the time couldn't handle my
>     email efficiently/reliably (too many files in a Maildir/ directory),
>     and running Linux in a VM (on powerpc) was slow... Well, that and
>     Linux on the iBook had gotten reliable enough that suspend/resume
>     was working...
>     Hmm, we're getting close to the ten year anniversary of the year of
>     the Linux desktop according to me too:
>     http://www.erisian.com.au/wordpress/2007/12/07/asus-eeepc
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