[Linux-aus] VPAC etc

David Bell dtbell91 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 7 15:32:28 AEST 2016

The key word was "material". No pay, no goodies, no freebies.

I understand thoroughly the intangible benefits of volunteering, I'm
totally hooked by them.
Emails such as Noel's make me question my commitment to this community.

Why did I have all of those sleepless nights stressing over LCA2016? Why
did I use all of that annual leave to run the conference? Why have I
offered to join the Admin Team out of my personal time?

Guess I'm just living for that warm fuzzy feeling.


On 7 June 2016 at 15:27, Michael Still <mikal at stillhq.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 3:23 PM, David Bell <dtbell91 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Noel,
>> You do realise that Linux Australia's Admin Team (and the Council,
>> conference teams, mirror team, web team, etc) is made up of volunteers?
>> Volunteers who maintain LA's infrastructure in their spare time, out of
>> their own good will for no material benefit whatsoever?
> I disagree, there are benefits of volunteering for Linux Australia -- a
> warm fuzzy feeling; a chance to play with things that work may not be
> interested in (yet); smart team mates to learn from; professional network
> building; and most important of all it gives you a clear signal of who to
> never ever ever hire [1].
> Michael
> 1: By which I mean the people who interact with the team poorly, not those
> inside the team.
> --
> Rackspace Australia
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