News this month: LCA Ghosts, LCA2013, Council Face to Face, Policy Work, ADA Copyright Forum, Sub-committee policy available for review, Donations and grants, Community News.
The Linux Australia council is now requesting formal bid proposals for hosting LCA2013. You now have just under two months to prepare your bids and send them to the council and the community at large.
The bid process timeline is outlined below:
On the last day of linux.conf.au 2011, Mark Pesce gave the final keynote entitled “Smoke Signals”. The slides and an essay based on the presentation are available on Mark's website.
After the keynote both the conference organising team and members of the Linux Australia council received complaints from attendees regarding some of the content and imagery in the presentation. The imagery in particular was of a nature that was upsetting to a number of viewers.
Nominations for the 2011 council election are now open. All current members may nominate another member or themselves for all positions. Candidates require two nominations for any position before they can accept that nomination. If you want to stand in the election or know someone who wants to stand, please nominate.
You can view details and nominate at: https://www.linux.org.au/membership/
Linux Australia is proud to announce that Penny Lyle is the winner of the complimentary ticket to linux.conf.au 2011 in Brisbane. Her name was chosen randomly from over 300 entries.
It’s been just over a month since my last presidents report, which according to past presidents means that I’m doing well. Apparently the first report is the easy one, maintaining momentum is the key!
We are now well and truly into the run up to linux,conf.au 2011. The LCA Call for Papers, Miniconfs, Posters and Tutorials (that is quite a mouthful!), has been open since the 13th of July. The CFP closes at midnight tonight, so it’s still not too late to get a proposal in.
It has been about 6 months since the current Linux Australia Council was voted in, and about a month since I became President, following James Turnbull’s resignation. In that time, the Council has been working on implementing the platform that we ran on. We have successfully managed to hold a Council meeting every fortnight (with a very few exceptions), to allow us to get together to organise events and implement the goals of Linux Australia.
The Linux Australia council is now requesting formal bid proposals for hosting LCA2012. As you can see from our timeline below, we've slipped a bit on announcements and the close for bid proposals is only two weeks away!!
Expressions of interest for LCA2012 have now opened. Details can be found at http://lists.linux.org.au/pipermail/announce/2010-May/000088.html
The results of the 2010 Linux Australia Council elections were announced last night at the end of the Annual General Meeting.
Congratulations to our new Council.
Ordinary Council Member: