Council Minutes Thursday 28th March 2013
Present: Mr Joshua ‘El Presidente’ Hesketh, Mr Hugh Blemings, Mr Clinton Roy, Ms Bianca Gibson, Mr Josh Stewart, Ms Kathy Reid
Prior apology: Mr Francois Marier
Meeting opened 1949hrs
1. Confirm accuracy of previous minutes and note any omissions or errata
MOVE that the minutes from 14th March are correct
MOVED by Joshua Hesketh, SECONDED by Clinton Roy, passed unanimously
2. Log of correspondence
Membership - In the period since last meeting 14th March, there have been 10 applications for membership of LA. These have all been approved. Membership stands at 2917 according to MemberDB. One membership was cancelled at the request of the member, in line with constitutional provisions.
Request for TasLUG to become a Subcommittee of LA by CRAIGE MCWHIRTER
Council noted that at this stage TasLUG won’t need a bank account, this could be reviewed if required in the future. Council noted that in future Subcommittee requests should be subject to public consultation via the linux-aus mailing list if appropriate.
MOTION by Kathy Reid that TasLUG formally become a Subcommittee of LA
SECONDED by Joshua Hesketh
ACTION: Someone to set up the TasLUG Subcommittee reporting on Drupal and work with TasLUG to use MemberDB to hold their elections.
Request for Video and Streaming Subcommittee of LA by TIM ANSELL
Council discussed a number of issues around the Subcommittee, with the intent of ensuring that it is community focussed, helps to build a community of expertise and advice for LA events with a focus on collaboration.
MOTION that the Video and Streaming Subcommittee is instantiated with the following conditions;
That the activities of the Subcommittee occur on a public mailing list under lists.linux.org.au
That the documentation of the Subcommittee occurs on a publicly editable wiki to be supplied by Linux Australia
That the AV lead for the present year’s linux.conf.au event is a standing member of the Subcommittee
That the Subcommittee is open to anyone who wishes to become involved
MOVED by Joshua Hesketh
SECONDED by Josh Stewart
3. Review of action items from previous meetings
Action items were reviewed on the Trello board, key ones to follow up were;
LCA2015 Expressions of interest - with Joshua Hesketh
LCA2013 details need updating on the linux.org.au site - with Kathy Reid
4. Items for discussion
Code of conduct and terms and conditions
ACTION: Review current code of conduct and terms and conditions
Josh had debrief with Canberra team, went very well
Michael Still and Joshua will take feedback to 2014
Ghosts will happen last weekend of April
ACTION: Kathy to make contact and offer advice and assistance with organising action items and tools
Registrations are open, and all is on progress
ACTION: Joshua Hesketh to add himself to the Media Subcommittee list
ACTION: Kathy to respond to Brianna to help progress it
Membership process tweaking
5. Items for noting
6. Other business
Wiki space for Geelong bid - make it so, ensure it’s as public as possible
ACTION: Kathy to contact web team to make it happen.
Closed at 2038hrs
El Presidente absent for first April meeting, Hugh Acting Presidente.
Two additional items were discussed in camera and cannot be disclosed at this time due to privacy and confidentiality.