Council Meeting 3 Feb 2010

Thu, 2010-02-04 20:00 - 20:41

Linux Australia teleconference, and #LACTTE IRC channel

In attendance: James Turnbull, John Ferlito, Michael Carden, Peter Lieverdink.

Apologies: Lindsay Holmwood, Alice Boxhall, Elspeth Thorne.


Starred ( {*} ) items are expected to require discussion at the meeting. Un-starred items will be taken as noted or carried without further discussion, unless starred at the beginning of the meeting.

  • {*} Are there any items to star?
  • Accept minutes of ["Last Meeting"]
    No attendees took part in the previous committee's final meeting. Not accepted.
  • {*} When should the Face-to-Face meeting be scheduled and where? Current proposal is 13/03/2010 at Google in Sydney.
    Moved by John and seconded by James. Unanimously accepted. Alice has booked the Google Sydney office for Mar 13. Each attendee to book their own flights / accommodation and get reimbursed. Will invite Stewart and AJ.
  • {*} Should Linux Australia conduct a survey of the membership (and non-members) to ascertain their views on the organisation and its goals?
    Moved by James, seconded by Michael. Unanimously accepted.
  • {*} Discuss Anthony Town's recommendations for changes to LA's finances:

    Moved by Peter, seconded by John. Unanimously accepted.

General Business

Discussion of any items that provide relevant information to the council and which might generate motions for next meeting or new action items.

  • Linux Australia Store.
  • Brendan Scotts grant proposal. We have some reservations about value to the community and will seek further advice from Andrew Tridgell.
  • Investigate whether a system like might be helpful to sort out finances.
  • Education Show in Melbourne/Adelaide. Not seen as particularly effective. Investigate instead running workshops in conjunction with state based teacher organisations.
  • Michael moves we ditch the fax box. John seconds. Unanimous.

Action Items

  • James to post SurveyMonkey details to CTTE list.
  • Peter to ping ELX and ask for a store status update.
  • Michael to contact Andrew Tridgell.
  • Peter to set up an action item tracking system in TRAC.
  • Unassigned: cancel UTBox fax.