Call for Nominations for 2020 Linux Australia Council

Call for Nominations for 2020 Linux Australia Council

2019-12-16T09:12:47+11:00December 12th, 2019|Categories: Elections, Linux Australia|Tags: , , , |

Dear Linux Australia Community,

Pursuant to clause (15) of the Linux Australia constitution we hereby declare an election open and call for nominations to the Linux Australia Council for the term January 2020 to January 2021.

All office bearer and ordinary committee member positions are open for election.

  • Nominations will open from 00:00am (AEDT) 10 December 2019 and run until 11:59pm (AEDT) 24 December 2019
  • Voting will open 00:00am (AEDT) 25 December 2019 and run until 11:59pm (AEDT) 12 January 2020
  • Results will be announced during the AGM at 2020 (Gold Coast, QLD) on 13 January
  • Results will be available on the website on or after 13 January 2020

To view and participate in the election please visit

  • Click on “Login” located on the top right hand side of the page and log in.
  • Click on “Elections”.
  • Under “Linux Australia Council Elections 2020”, click on “View & Submit Nominations”.

What do I need to do?

First of all, make sure your details are correct at Linux Australia’s website. If you are not a member or need assistance with accessing your details please contact secretary at

If you wish to nominate yourself, identify the positions you wish to nominate for and get an understanding of what each position involves. Think about what you might bring to the role and prepare a short pitch. Then, accept the nomination you’ve been given by clicking the ‘Accept nomination’ link.

If you wish to nominate another person for a position, you may wish to contact them first and have a chat to make sure they’re happy being nominated. Then follow the ‘Nominate’ link to nominate them.

Once voting is open, you will be able to vote for candidates. Results will be announced at the Linux Australia AGM to be held at 2020.

Why should I nominate?

Being a member of Linux Australia Council is a fun way to meet new people, work on exciting projects and expand your skill base. It gives you excellent transferable skills to help build your career, and allows you to grow your professional network. It looks great on a CV, and is also a chance to give back to the vibrant Linux and open source ecosystem in Australia and globally. If you’re passionate about Linux and open source, it’s a great opportunity to help drive and steer Australia’s contribution in this field.

The roles do require a time commitment.

  • Ordinary Council Member: a minimum of 2-3 hours per week.
  • Office bearers: 8-12 hours per week.

Please allow for this when considering your nomination.

Why should I run?

If you’ve been nominated, or are thinking of nominating yourself, you should give the opportunity serious consideration. Being on the Council is both hard and often thankless work, but it is also incredibly rewarding. Linux Australia can only achieve what it does by its members and helping out with the Council responsibilities is a great way to ensure Linux Australia continues to be successful. It is also an opportunity to help the organisation grow, reach into new areas and to succeed on important topics of national relevance.

As always, your feedback and questions are warmly welcomed. If you’d like to have a chat with anyone on Council around what it involves, please do make contact.

Kind regards,

Julien Goodwin
Linux Australia

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