[Linux-aus] Open Source Industry Association call for nominations - ends Friday 9th Nov
Linux Australia President
president at linux.org.au
Mon Nov 5 15:31:36 AEDT 2018
Just a minor point of clarification - Linux Australia partnered with
several other digital rights and technology groups and co-signed a
detailed submission here;
This also speaks to the point you've made about the capacity of multiple
groups to effect change - partnering and collaboration on pieces like
this help to reduce the efforts required by both organisations.
Best wishes for the call for board members,
On 5/11/18 3:23 pm, Mark Phillips via linux-aus wrote:
> Hi All,
> I just saw this email on the linux-aus list so I thought I would
> reply. (full context at bottom)
> In particular:
> Nevertheless, significant challenges remain.
> The lion’s share of the work in 2018 was done by OSIA
> Company Secretary Jack Burton and to a lesser ex-
> tent from February to July also by my predecessor as
> Chairman, Mark Phillips. Ultimately, such a division
> of labour is unsustainable. If that continues, it would
> be inevitable that the organisation will again & again
> burn out those individuals who are willing to contribute,
> lurching from one crisis to the next as they leave.
> 1) I hope there is no implication that my resignation was due to a
> I wish to assure everybody that that was not the reason.
> 2) I haven't seen the OSIA newsletters since I resigned, so could you
> let me know what OSIA's has done since I resigned? The only thing I
> can see is that a possible director being negotiated with at the time
> of my resignation didn't join and that Don Lowe has also resigned. Oh,
> and the road shows were cancelled.
> PS While I'm asking, is there a reason why OSIA didn't submit
> anything for the Assistance and Access Bill 2018
> I have a personal submission.
> PPS. I am also a bit worried that LA as a body didn't submit anything
> either. So next time something like this comes up, I'll be asking for
> contributions from both OSIA and LA.
>> On 04 November 2018 at 18:06 James Polley via linux-aus
>> <linux-aus at lists.linux.org.au> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> (Please note that I'm writing this email in a purely personal capacity)
>> It's come to my attention that the Open Source Industry Association
>> call for nominations for directors for the 2018 board has opened, and
>> closes this Friday November 9.
>> OSIA is an organisation that I feel has substantially complementary
>> interests with Linux Australia. Where LA works to support the
>> community through financial sponsorship of events and user groups,
>> OSIA works to support the community by representing companies and
>> other organisations within Australia who invest in or build their
>> future on FOSS. Primarily this has been done through public policy
>> work - including making direct representations to government, but
>> also working with the press and other bodies to build awareness of
>> issues that affect our ability to work on FOSS. A detailed report on
>> the work OSIA has done over the last few years - including
>> representations to government on various issues, and the outcomes
>> that have been achieved, is in 
>> Just like LA relies on volunteers to serve on the Council, OSIA
>> relies on volunteers to serve on the Board (different names,
>> equivalent functions). If you're someone who relies on being able to
>> work on FOSS in order to earn a living, I'd urge you to look into
>> OSIA and consider whether you could potentially assist by standing
>> for election to the Board.
>> (I'll be saying something similar about the Linux Australia council
>> in a few weeks)
>> The full call for nominations is at  and the Annual Report for the
>> year is at . In case you missed the subject, note that the call
>> for nominations closes on Friday the 9th November, and you'll need to
>> be a financial member - and seconded by another financial member in
>> order to stand for election. Full details on how to nominate are in
>> the FAQ at .
>>  https://lists.osia.com.au/pipermail/osia-members/Week-of-Mon-20181029/000417.html
>>  https://lists.osia.com.au/pipermail/osia-members/Week-of-Mon-20181029/000416.html
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