Pia Smith | 1 Jan 02:12 2005
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Linux Australia Election Nominations - One week to go!

Hi all,

The Linux Australia nominations for the 2005 election are only open for
one more week. Check out http://linux.org.au/membership/ and log in to
nominate yourself or someone you'd like to see on the committee. The
last couple of years have seen lots of worthy contestants for the 7
positions in the committee (4 exec and 3 ordinary members) and as our
first online nomination and election we hope to see even more people
nominating and voting.

Any LA member can nominate, be nominated or vote. Membership is free so
if you aren't one yet then sign up at http://linux.org.au/membership/.

Relevant dates:

	Dec 12th - Nominations opened for the seven positions and tested. All
nominations must be seconded. A person can nominate themselves.
        Jan 5th - All committee reports are posted online, IRC meeting
opened, questions answered by committee.
        Jan 8th - Nominations close at midnight and IRC discussion
closed. Logs posted with reports.
        Jan 8th - Voting period starts as soon as nominations close -
this is completely online, you will need your name and membership
number. This can be acquired from the membership page
(http://linux.org.au/membership/)
        Jan 15th - Voting period stops, results announced on mailing
lists, and any discussions taken to linux-aus mailing list.

The LA AGM has been delayed, and the date will be announced on Monday as
soon as it is confirmed. It will also be announced with the required
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Pia Smith | 4 Jan 11:50 2005
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Request for Authors, FOSS: Open Standards]

Hi all,

I got this request for authors of an Open Standards 'primer'. If anyone
is interested please feel free to contact Sunil on the contact details
below.

Cheers,
Pia

-------- Forwarded Message --------
From: Sunil Abraham <sunil@...>
To: iosn-general <iosn-general@...>, fossap <fossap@...>,
npodevelopers <npodevelopers@...>
Subject: [iosn-general] IOSN: Request for Authors, FOSS: Open Standards
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2004 14:19:42 +0000
Dear Friends,

Please see the Terms of Reference below.  If you would like to apply
please send me your updated Curriculum Vitae and 2-3 samples of your
writings on FOSS and Open Standards.

Thanks,

Sunil

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
International Open Source Network: Terms of Reference for
Author for Primer: Free/Open Source Software - Open Standards

Duration: 6 months
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Pia Smith | 4 Jan 22:36 2005
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Presidents report for 2004

Hi all,

As my second year as President of Linux Australia draws to a close, I feel
I have learnt and experienced a lot. I have the wonderful Linux and Open
Source community to thank, as well as the committee members of Linux
Australia who have been very supportive and active in their own right.

In 2003 - my first year as president - we worked hard to build trust,
increase transparency, scale the organisation, gain input from the
community on what LA should/could be and make Linux Australia more
relevant for the community. We built a charter
(http://linux.org.au/about/charter) around supporting and promoting Linux
and Open Source in Australia through facilitating enthusiasms within the
community. Throughout the second year we had good press coverage,
interacted more and more with Australian Government, attended local and
international conferences waving the Linux Australia banner, and drew out
several of the issues that concerned our community into the larger public
forum. When the AUSFTA was announced, Linux Australia investigated the
potential effects on the Australian Linux community (developer and
industry), and then successfully got the issues aired, educating the very
legislators and politicians that might unknowingly criminalise Linux and
Open source users, developers, and implementors. We built a new website,
encouraged up and coming projects, had some successful grant applications,
and brought the community a little closer together.

Linux Australia has built up some powerful and relevant allies and
friends, and I believe we have had quite a successful couple of years. I
have also come to realise that the community is truly the lifeblood of
Linux Australia, and by supporting active members of the community Linux
Australia can achieve much more than the LA ctte personally trying to
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Pia Smith | 5 Jan 00:21 2005
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Nominations update

Hi all,

there are only two days to go for nominations! Below is a summary of where
it is up to. Make sure you go to http://linux.org.au/membership/ to
nominate or check the status of the election.

Nominations
-----------
President

    * Stewart Smith (stewart@...)
    * Pia Smith (greebo@...)
    * Michael Davies (michael@...)
    * Jonathan Oxer (jon@...)

Vice President

    * Stewart Smith (stewart@...)
    * Michael Davies (michael@...)
    * Jason King (pizza@...)

Secretary

    * Anthony Towns (aj@...)

Treasurer

    * Mark Tearle (mark@...)

Ordinary Committee Members
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Pia Smith | 5 Jan 01:03 2005
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Re: Nominations update

Some more nominations :) See below:

> Nominations
> -----------
> President
>
>     * Stewart Smith (stewart@...)
>     * Pia Smith (greebo@...)
          (please note, I am not running for president again)
>     * Michael Davies (michael@...)
>     * Jonathan Oxer (jon@...)
     * Anthony Towns (aj@...)
>
> Vice President
>
>     * Stewart Smith (stewart@...)
>     * Michael Davies (michael@...)
>     * Jason King (pizza@...)
     * Kim Oldfield (linuxorgau@...)
>
> Secretary
>
>     * Anthony Towns (aj@...)
     * Jonathan Oxer (jon@...)
>
> Treasurer
>
>     * Mark Tearle (mark@...)
>
> Ordinary Committee Members
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Ryan Verner | 5 Jan 03:36 2005
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Re: Nominations update

On Wed, Jan 05, 2005 at 11:03:36AM +1100, Pia Smith wrote:
> Some more nominations :) See below:
> 
> > Nominations
> > -----------
> > President
> >
> >     * Stewart Smith (stewart@...)
> >     * Pia Smith (greebo@...)
>           (please note, I am not running for president again)

Sorry, I haven't been following this thread terribly well, but why is
this here if you're not running for president?

In any case, I'd like to nominate you for a vice president or ordinary
member position; you and the team have been doing great things over the
past few years and I'd hope you'd still like to be involved in some
sense.

Thanks,

R

> >     * Michael Davies (michael@...)
> >     * Jonathan Oxer (jon@...)
>      * Anthony Towns (aj@...)
> >
> > Vice President
> >
> >     * Stewart Smith (stewart@...)
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Michael Still | 5 Jan 03:57 2005

Re: [LACTTE] Re: Nominations update

Ryan Verner wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 05, 2005 at 11:03:36AM +1100, Pia Smith wrote:
> 
>>Some more nominations :) See below:
>>
>>>    * Pia Smith (greebo@...)
>>
>>          (please note, I am not running for president again)
> 
> 
> Sorry, I haven't been following this thread terribly well, but why is
> this here if you're not running for president?

This is a dump of the nominations page from the website... There 
currently isn't a way for a nominated person to clearly say "no" in the 
interface, so Pia is making clear her intention to not run for that 
role. That is all.

If you want to nominate people, the easiest way is to go to 
http://www.linux.org.au/membership/ and make it happen.

Cheers,
Mikal

--

-- 

Michael Still (mikal@...) | "The geek shall inherit
http://www.stillhq.com            |  the earth"
UTC + 11                          |    -- The Simpsons

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gareth | 5 Jan 03:04 2005
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Re: Nominations update

Are any nominees providing a profile or similar?
For apart from Pia's excellent emails they are just names on a list.

regards
gareth

On Wed, 5 Jan 2005 11:03:36 +1100 (EST), Pia Smith <pia@...>  
wrote:

> Some more nominations :) See below:
>
>> Nominations
>> -----------
>> President
>>
>>     * Stewart Smith (stewart@...)
>>     * Pia Smith (greebo@...)
>           (please note, I am not running for president again)
>>     * Michael Davies (michael@...)
>>     * Jonathan Oxer (jon@...)
>      * Anthony Towns (aj@...)
>>
>> Vice President
>>
>>     * Stewart Smith (stewart@...)
>>     * Michael Davies (michael@...)
>>     * Jason King (pizza@...)
>      * Kim Oldfield (linuxorgau@...)
>>
>> Secretary
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Michael Still | 5 Jan 05:45 2005

Re: Nominations update

gareth wrote:
> Are any nominees providing a profile or similar?
> For apart from Pia's excellent emails they are just names on a list.

These are nominations. The person nominating has a chance to provide a 
reason ("I like Glen, and he rocks so you should nominate him too"). 
Once two or more nominations are received for a given person, then they 
get to chose if they want to become a candidate.

If they do, then they get to express a platform ("Vote for me, Glen, as 
I am cool."). We haven't really got to that stage yet, as only two 
people have accepted their nominations.

Cheers,
Mikal

--

-- 

Michael Still (mikal@...) | "The geek shall inherit
http://www.stillhq.com            |  the earth"
UTC + 11                          |    -- The Simpsons

Linux.conf.au 2005 -- Quite like an excellent Linux and Open Source
conference. http://lca2005.linux.org.au
Pia Smith | 5 Jan 05:49 2005
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Re: Nominations update

Hi Gareth,

> Are any nominees providing a profile or similar?
> For apart from Pia's excellent emails they are just names on a list.

Once you log into the http://linux.org.au/memberships/ page, and go into
the election, then you'll see what has been written about/by each nominee.
I'm happy to post the entire page of content if that would be useful to
people.

I've already made a point of mentioning to the committee that we should
have nomination emails sent to the linux-aus mailing list as they are
made, to ensure the bridge of communication is made and everyone knows
what is happening. I realised that the election process was a little
removed from the normal methods of communication which is a pity, so next
time it should be easier. I'd also like to see the election status being
accessed without having to log in to make it simpler and more transparent.
At this point you have to log in even just to see the status. I think
logging in should be only if you actually want to nominate or accept
nominations.

Cheers,
Pia

Gmane