[Linux-aus] Linux Australia has signed an MoU with WordPress Community Support, PBC to facilitate WordPress events in Australia

Linux Australia President president at linux.org.au
Tue Sep 12 15:07:56 AEST 2017

Hi everyone,

A quick update on an item that Linux Australia and WordPress Community
Support have been working on for a while. In previous updates, we've
flagged that we've been in discussions with WordPress Community Support
to enable the WordPress community in Australia to leverage some of the
facilities Linux Australia has, in order to grow WordPress and open
source more generally.

We're delighted to announce that a Memorandum of Understanding has now
been formally signed between the two organisations, outlining how this
will work. The specifics of course will be ironed out in due course, and
your feedback on execution is as always warmly welcomed.

In the interests of transparency and openness, the entire wording of the
MoU is given below - I've declined to attach the PDF version as it has
Josepha and mine signatures on.

The initial Responsible Persons appointed are long time community
members from the Aussie WordPress community - Dion Hulse and Dee Teal.

A huge thanks to both Andrea Middleton and Josepha Hayden of WordPress
Community Support for all their efforts to reach an excellent outcome.

With kind regards,




Linux Australia, Inc.

ABN 56 987 117 479

PO BOX 4788, SYDNEY 2001



WordPress Community Support, PBC

660 4th Street #119

San Francisco CA 94107

    1. Rationale

WordPress Foundation and Linux Australia wish to partner to facilitate
the growth of WordPress-related events in Australia.

    2. Objectives

Specifically, the two organisations wish to;


    make it easier for members of the WordPress community in Australia
    to stage events


    by providing event infrastructure, such as seed funding, banking
    access and event insurance


    thus growing and strengthening the WordPress community in Australia


    and facilitating additional growth, adoption and robustness of the
    WordPress platform


    and facilitating additional awareness of the opensource basis of the
    WordPress platform, and opensource paradigms in general

    3. Roles and Responsibilities

Linux Australia will undertake to;


    provide seed funding up to an amount approved by WordPress
    Foundation, to a nominated Responsible Person(s)


    provide event insurance to the event being held by the Responsible


    provide bank account access to the Responsible Person(s)

WordPress Foundation will undertake to;


    Provide periodic payments to Linux Australia covering the amount of
    seed funding


    Notify Linux Australia of approved amounts, events and Responsible


    4. Governance structure and reporting

The Responsible Officers for this MoU are;


    Ms Katherine (Kathy) Reid,
    President, Linux Australia <president at linux.org.au
    <mailto:president at linux.org.au>>


    Ms Josepha Haden,
    Community Wrangler, Automattic <josepha.haden at automattic.com
    <mailto:josepha.haden at automattic.com>>

Kathy and Josepha are the main points of contact for each organisation.

    5. Dissolution of MoU

This agreement may be dissolved at any time, by either party, for any

Kathy Reid
Linux Australia

0418 130 636

president at linux.org.au

Linux Australia Inc
GPO Box 4788
Sydney NSW 2001

ABN 56 987 117 479 

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