Grants Program 2019 now open

Grants Program 2019 now open

Linux Australia is pleased and very proud to announce the opening of the 2019 Linux Australia Grants program.  Up to $AUD 35,000 is available for distribution to open source, open data, open government, open education, open hardware and open culture projects as part of the organisation's support of free and open source systems and communities in the region.   In 2018, the Linux Australia Grants program supported Drupal, Code Club, CiviCRM and a hackathon.  Details about these grants can be found in our 2017-2018 Annual Report[1].   More information about the grants process can be found on our Grants webpage [...]

Council Meeting Tuesday 18th June 2019 – Minutes

1. Meeting overview and key information Present Joshua Hesketh, Julien Goodwin, Russell Stuart, Clinton Roy, Jonathan Woithe, Miles Goodhew   Apologies Sae Ra Germaine   Meeting opened at 1930 AEST by Josh Hesketh and quorum was achieved. Minutes taken by Julien.   2. Event Review WordCamp Brisbane/Sydney 2019 Drupal South Hobart Tech Team Joomla Day Brisbane 2019 PyconAU 2019 LCA 2020 3. Log of correspondence None 4. Items for discussion None 5. Items for noting July will have three council meetings, notably this means first meeting in August would be event review, do we keep them alternating or otherwise? 6. [...]

2019-08-31T14:36:31+10:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: Council Meetings, Linux Australia|Tags: , , |

Council Meeting Tuesday 4th June 2019 – Minutes

1. Meeting overview and key information Present Sae Ra Germaine, Joshua Hesketh, Julien Goodwin, Russell Stuart, Clinton Roy, Jonathan Woithe, Miles Goodhew Apologies  None Meeting opened at 1930 AEST by Sae Ra and quorum was achieved. Minutes were taken by Julien.   2. Log of correspondence Westpac forgotten interest payment. 3. Items for discussion ANU data breach. Extent of LA/LCA exposure Jonathan working on LA response In 2005 & 2013 accom was booked via conferences, names & special requests were likely all that was passed on to the colleges (may or may not have gotten to ANU itself). Unknown if anything further than that may [...]

2019-08-31T14:20:02+10:00June 4th, 2019|Categories: Council Meetings, Linux Australia|Tags: , , |

Council Meeting Tuesday 21st May 2019 – Minutes

1. Meeting overview and key information Present Joshua Hesketh, Julien Goodwin, Russell Stuart, Jonathan Woithe, Miles Goodhew   Apologies Sae Ra Germaine, Clinton Roy   Meeting opened at 1930 AEST by Josh and quorum was achieved. Minutes were taken by Julien.   2. Event Review WordCamp Brisbane/Sydney 2019 Drupal South Hobart Joomla Day Brisbane 2019 PyconAU 2019 LCA 2020 Tech Team   3. Log of correspondence LCA2019 financial bits. No further comments from list mails. 4. Items for discussion LA Website (wordpress)  hosting. Being charged $500/year for hosting, $5000/year for support. Paid six monthly. Hosting agreed with. Motion by Russell to pay, seconded Josh, [...]

2019-08-31T14:04:08+10:00May 21st, 2019|Categories: Council Meetings, Linux Australia|Tags: , , |

Council Meeting Tuesday 7th May 2019 – Minutes

1. Meeting overview and key information Present Sae Ra Germaine, Julien Goodwin, Russell Stuart, Clinton Roy, Jonathan Woithe, Miles Goodhew Apologies  Joshua Hesketh   Meeting opened at 19:32 AEST by Sae Ra Germaine and quorum was achieved. Minutes were taken by Julien.   2. Log of correspondence None 3. Items for discussion Consider / Approve the TechTeam Budget Notes from treasurer: I don’t believe most of this document.  The domain name renewals and APNIC renewals (10% of the total) are probably OK.  The remainder is a copy & paste of figures from previous years that bear no relationship to actual expenditure in those years. [...]

2019-08-31T14:00:39+10:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Council Meetings, Linux Australia|Tags: , , |

Council Meeting Tuesday 23rd April 2019 – Minutes

1. Meeting overview and key information Present Sae Ra Germaine, Julien Goodwin, Russell Stuart, Clinton Roy, Jonathan Woithe, Miles Goodhew Apologies  Joshua Hesketh   Meeting opened at 1930 AEST by Sae Ra and quorum was achieved. Minutes were taken by Julien.   2. Event Review WordCamp Brisbane/Sydney Drupal South Hobart Joomla Day Brisbane 2019 PyconAU 2019 LCA 2020 Tech Team   3. Log of correspondence Reimbursement to James Polley Vendor had re-issued an invoice, reissued invoice had different details. Has been sorted Insurance should be done this week 4. Items for discussion Grants Programme,hasn’t opened yet. AI: Sae Ra to work with Jonathan to [...]

2019-08-31T11:55:47+10:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Council Meetings, Linux Australia|Tags: , , |

Council Meeting Tuesday 9th April 2019 – Minutes

1. Meeting overview and key information Present Jonathan Woithe, Miles Goodhew, Clinton Roy, Russell Stuart, Joshua Hesketh, Sae Ra Germaine Apologies  Julien Goodwin   Meeting opened at 17:31 AEST by Sae Ra Germaine and quorum was achieved. Minutes were taken by Jonathan.   2. Log of correspondence Various “Help” emails received through the website inquiry form. Suggestion from Sae Ra: revise website to include somewhere to direct “I need help” inquiries to. Suggestion from Jonathan: put a mini-FAQ up to suggest contacts and ways to get in touch. Miles offered to help Kathy and the Comms Subcommittee AI: Miles to [...]

2019-08-31T10:59:38+10:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: Council Meetings, Linux Australia|Tags: , , |

Council Meeting Tuesday 26th March 2019 – Minutes

1. Meeting overview and key information Present Sae Ra Germaine, Joshua Hesketh, Julien Goodwin, Russell Stuart, Clinton Roy, Jonathan Woithe, Miles Goodhew Apologies  None   Meeting opened at 19:33 AEDT by Sae Ra Germaine and quorum was achieved. Minutes were taken by Julien.   2. Event Review (Secretary's note: The first few months of these event reviews will be minute-less as it was not until August that we had agreed to release more detailed minutes.) WordCamp Brisbane 2019 Drupal South Hobart 2019 Joomla Day Brisbane 2019 PyconAU 2019 LCA 2020 3. Log of correspondence Storage rental Paying for a storage unit in Camperdown Likely [...]

2019-08-31T10:08:49+10:00March 26th, 2019|Categories: Council Meetings, Linux Australia|Tags: , , |

Council Meeting Tuesday 12th March 2019 – Minutes

1. Meeting overview and key information Present Sae Ra Germaine, Joshua Hesketh, Julien Goodwin, Clinton Roy, Jonathan Woithe, Russell Stuart Apologies  Miles Goodhew   Meeting opened at 1931 AEDT by Sae Ra and quorum was achieved. Minutes were taken by Julien. 2. Log of correspondence Sae Ra contacted Joel about ghosts, no reply as yet, discussions happening within 2020 team. Russell talking with Drupal-South re inductions OSI board voting ongoing, closing on Monday 3. Items for discussion 23rd April meeting is the Tuesday right after Easter, will that be ok for everyone? Nobody present had any significant issues, meeting will stay as-is. 4. [...]

2019-08-31T09:55:17+10:00March 12th, 2019|Categories: Council Meetings, Linux Australia|Tags: , , |

Joshua Hesketh awarded the Rusty Wrench 2019

At the recent linux.conf.au 2019, held in Christchurch, New Zealand, former Linux Australia President, and current Vice-President, Joshua Hesketh, was awarded the Rusty Wrench for outstanding service to the Australian opensource community. Prior to being awarded the Rusty Wrench, Josh had served with distinction on the Linux Australia Council for several years, including three terms as President. He has also been instrumental in two Hobart, Tasmania-based linux.conf.au events, in 2009 and 2017. He has also volunteered on several safety, diversity and inclusion teams, in so doing strengthening and widening our community. Currently employed by Germany-based SuSE, Josh embodies all the [...]