Council Meeting 27 October 2010

Wed, 2010-10-27 20:10 - 21:02

Linux Australia teleconference, and #LACTTE IRC channel

  • Apologies: Lindsay Holmwood
  • Present: Elspeth Thorne, Michael Carden, Peter Lieverdink, Alice Boxhall, Joshua Hesketh, John Ferlito


  • Accept minutes of Last Meeting
    Proposed: Michael. Seconded: Elspeth. Carried unanimously.

  •  Status update on LCA2011
    It's good!

  • Status update on LCA2012
    On track for a show-n-tell meeting this weekend.

  • Status update on Drupal Down Under
    In progress, waiting for payment gateway information.

  • Status update on Survey
    In progress.

  • Diversity policy sponsorship requirements
    Alice, Elspeth and Sarah are working on an outline document that includes guidelines to follow and suggestions for teams to use. LA would not require a certain percentage of attendees to be from any kind of minority, but does require teams to at least think about diversity issues and try to diversify the attendee portfolio.
    Michael suggests co-opting Lana as well.

  • Core Values
    Michael has been working on a document will run his draft by Elspeth before sharing it with the rest of the council.

  • Community wiki
    In progress. Peter wants to re-visit access control and make it less awful.

  • Insurance query re HackerSpaces; machinery accident cover etc?
    John is waiting for more info from HackerSpaces.

  • Associations Incorporation Act 2009
    In progress.

  • AGM
    To be scheduled on the wednesday of LCA.

  • WordCamp 2011
    Motion: To in principle accept WordCamp to run as an LA subcommittee under the subcommittee guidelines.
    Proposed: Peter. Seconded: Michael. Carried unanimously.

General Business

Discussion of any items that provide relevant information to the council and which might generate motions for next meeting or new action items.

  • Michael says that Sarah Stokely and James Purser are interested in being on the media team. The team should initially work on liaising with the LCA team to see where they're at and maybe see how to get more media coverage for the conference and document processes.