Council Meeting 24 September 2013

Tue, 2013-09-24 19:47 - 20:17

Council Minutes Tuesday 24 September 2013

MINUTES Council Meeting

1. Confirm accuracy of previous minutes and note any omissions or errata
2. Log any correspondence for discussion or receipt
3. Review state of action items from previous meetings
4. Discuss starred items
5. Note any unstarred items
6. Other business


Mr Hugh Blemings, Ms Bianca Gibson, Mr Joshua Hesketh, Ms Kathy Reid, Mr Francois Marier, Mr Josh Stewart


Mr Clinton Roy

Meeting opened: 1947hrs

1. Confirm accuracy of previous minutes and note any omissions or errata.

MOTION by Joshua Hesketh that the minutes from 10 September are correct, SECONDED by Bianca, passed with 1 abstention (Hugh).

2. Log of correspondence

In the period since 10 Sepember, 8 additional members have joined Linux Australia. Membership now stands at 2992 according to MemberDB.

Grant application from ANDREW DONNELAN for CompCon 2013 for travel expenses for ELENA WILLIAMS.
ACTION: Reimburse Elena for travel

Correspondence regarding KENNARDS STORAGE
For discussion around next actions, if any that are required

ACTION: Bianca to email LEV LAFAYETTE, have tapes sent to STEVE WALSH

ACTION: Kathy to find BSB and account number and finalise reimbursement

* Progress on Member Survey
Awaiting quotes, no further action at this time

* Joomla Day Sydney Finances raised by TIM PLUMMER
Discussion around how to solve the problem
ACTION: Francois to email MICHARLA to identify way forward

* Malcolm Tredinnick Memorial Prize, raised by CLINTON ROY
Discussion held around appropriate actions. All in agreement that Linux Australia should make a donation to this prize, given Mr Tredinnick’s valuable contribution to the community. Discussion held around appropriate amount to donate. Discussion held around whether it would be an ongoing financial commitment.

MOTION by Joshua Hesketh that Linux Australia support the Malcolm Tredinnick Memorial Prize to the value of $AUD1500 on the understanding that funding for future years for the Prize would be assessed on a case by case basis. SECONDED by Kathy Reid. Passed unanimously.

* Australia Day Honours updated from DANIEL BLACK
Council noted Daniel’s update with thanks, no further action required at this time.

LA mail list server for LUV from RUSSELL COKER
No further action required at this time

Open food web grant from KIRSTEN LARSEN
For noting, no further action required at this time

Potential Growstuff grant request from ALEX “SKUD” BAYLEY

For noting, wait for formal approach. Bianca to answer any queries.

3. Review of action items from previous meetings

(Refer Trello for action items and please update current status before meeting)

Enquiry from SASCHA GROß regarding UEFI secure boot
ACTION: Hugh to follow up with John Ferlito and identify next actions

ACTION: Josh Hesketh to follow up with PAUL SZYNDLER of auDA to identify current progress and any actions required. LA has not yet paid them the agreed sponsorship amount of $2000.

ACTION: Bianca to email linux-aus list seeking one-off articles for newsletter
Action complete, one response received to date from Linux Users’ Victoria.

ACTION: All council to encourage submissions.

ACTION: Josh Hesketh to follow up calls for participation for Webteam

ACTION: Clinton to send Francois his Westpac customer number

4. Items for discussion

LCA2014 update
In progress, registrations are going well and Speakers are mainly registered, Sponsorship progressing well.

LCA2015 bid submission update
Auckland visit was conducted, Council anticipates making decision at next teleconf

Drupal South
Going well

Drupal Gov
ACTION: El Pres to contact LEANNE SHORB for post event wrap-up
(Leanne to send update once invoices paid)

Joomla Day Sydney
Progressing well

Open Food Web
Progressing well

5. Items for noting

6. Other business

7. In camera
Two matters were discussed in camera

Meeting closed 2017hrs