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  • Annual General Meeting 30 Jan 2013

    Wed, 2013-01-30 17:35 - 18:22

    Minutes of Linux Australia
    Annual General Meeting 2013

    Held at Manning Clark Centre, Australian National University, Canberra
    Wednesday 30th January 2013 1735hrs - 1822hrs

    Minutes: Mr Clinton Roy
    Apologies: Mr Peter Lieverdink (Secretary)

    1. President, Mr John Ferlito, WELCOMED attendees

    2. MOTION moved by Mr John Ferlito that the minutes of the Annual General Meeting 2012 of Linux Australia be accepted as complete and accurate. SECONDED by Mr James Bromberger. Passed unopposed with 2 abstentions.

  • Council Meeting 20 June 2013

    Thu, 2013-06-20 19:50 - 21:00

    Council Minutes Thursday 20 June 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

    Meeting opened 1950hrs. Quorum was achieved.

    Present: Mr Joshua ‘El Presidente’ Hesketh, Mr Clinton Roy, Ms Kathy Reid, Mr Josh Stewart

    Apologies: Mr Hugh Blemings, Ms Bianca Gibson, Mr Francois Marier

  • Council Meeting 07 June 2013

    Fri, 2013-06-07 19:50 - 20:57

    Council minutes Thursday 06 June 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

    Present: El Presidente, Josh Stewart, Francois Marier, Kathy Reid

    Apology: Hugh Blemings, Bianca Gibson and Clinton Roy

    Meeting opened 1950hrs

    Quorum was achieved

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

  • Council Meeting 23 May 2013

    Thu, 2013-05-23 19:50 - 20:20

    Council Minutes Thursday 23 May 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

    Present: Hugh Blemings, Clinton Roy, Josh Stewart, Kathy Reid

    Apologies: Josh Hesketh, Bianca Gibson, Francois Marier

    Quorum was achieved

    Meeting opened 1950hrs

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

  • LCA2015, call for bids

    Plans are coming along really well for linux.conf.au 2014 in Perth. We're very much looking forward to seeing you all there, but in the meantime it's time to start thinking about 2015.

    We have had a lot of expressions of interest already for bids so we aren’t going to do a formal call for EOI's but are instead doing our official call for linux.conf.au 2015 bids! Don’t worry though, if you didn’t express your interest we’d still love to talk to you about how to put together your bid and have given you plenty of time to put one together.

    The timeline for this year is as follows:

  • Linux Australia needs your help!

     

    Linux Australia needs your help!


    Linux Australia is a community and volunteer-run organisation.


    We value open technology, community, freedom, respect and diversity. In addition to the dedicated volunteers who help run events there are many skilled people behind the scenes hacking on, improving and working with infrastructure and policies.


    We need your help.


    To maintain the robust presence and variety of activities in which Linux Australia has an involvement, we’re calling for volunteers.



    How does volunteering with Linux Australia help you?

     

    There are a number of benefits associated with being involved with Linux Australia.



    • You get to apply your skills to a new field, and grow your existing skill base. This can be of benefit if you’re looking to build experience to put on your resume, or if you’re getting a little bored at work. The Council and volunteers running Subcommittees often endorse volunteers through mechanisms such as LinkedIn, or provide referrals - so volunteering with Linux Australia can be a career building move.  



    • You get to meet and work with a variety of new people; don’t be surprised if over time many of those people become life-long friends. We’re not going to lie to you; in every organisation there are going to be people that you clash with, but we’ve worked hard over the past few years to set cultural norms that encourage positive interaction and collaboration.

    • You will have the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve contributed to a community of over 3000 people in Australia passionate about Linux and Open Source.



    What opportunities are there to get involved?

    Membership database



    Parallel to the web team is our membership database (memberdb). memberdb is an open source project ( https://launchpad.net/memberdb) which needs some updating. Primarily we would love help from a PHP hacker who could assist in implementing three new features.



    1. Having memberships automatically expire.

    2. Renew memberships and executing member functions through hashed URL's.

    3. A way to bulk email/mailmerge to all of our members or a subset by status.



    If this sounds like something you're able to help with we'd love to have a chat.



    Webteam



    • The webteam is looking for new leadership. This involves helping manage and maintain our web services - primarily Drupal and Mediawiki. You would ensure that patches are applied and that the websites function as expected.



    • If you enjoy writing content and structuring webpages your help could be invaluable in ensuring our public websites are up to date. For example, we would appreciate help adding news articles, re-arranging menus appropriately and maintaining our historical pages.

    • We would also appreciate help from people skilled or wanting to become skilled in Google Analytics to help ensure that website content decisions are data driven.



    Media team



    A call for help has gone out previously for this committee. If you think you'd like to help be an editor on our newsletter, assist with PR or deal with other media related enquires please shoot an email to media@lists.linux.org.au.



    Admin and/or mirror team

    The admin team maintain all of our server and network infrastructure. If sysadmining is your thing and you have an evening a week or so to spare helping out please shoot admin@linux.org.au or mirroring@lists.linux.org.au an email.



    Other assistance



    It is our members that do cool things so if you think you have a cool idea, event, hackfest etc that aligns with our values and would like to volunteer to help out in some way, please shoot an email to council@linux.org.au.



    Happy hacking,

    Linux Australia Council