Oxer, Waugh retain Linux Australia spots

Oxer, Waugh retain Linux Australia spots

Summary: Incumbents Jon Oxer and Pia Waugh have retained their respective positions as president and vice president of Australia's peak Linux body for another year. Oxer was elected 12 months ago, taking on the role of president, which Waugh had held for the two years previously.

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Incumbents Jon Oxer and Pia Waugh have retained their respective positions as president and vice president of Australia's peak Linux body for another year.

Oxer was elected 12 months ago, taking on the role of president, which Waugh had held for the two years previously.

The election results were announced at Linux Australia's annual general meeting, held during last week's linux.conf.au conference, organised by the association, in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Neither were immediately available for comment on their reappointment, or for the organisation's plans in the new year. In 2005, Oxer and the body as a whole wrestled with ideas about how to carry out an increasing scope of activities with limited resources.

Oxer and Waugh both have high profiles within the international free and open-source software (FOSS) community.

Oxer is involved with the Debian project, and has also authored a number of technical books. The Melbourne-based developer is founder and technical director of Internet Vision Technologies -- billed as one of the first businesses to focus on managing dynamic Web site content using databases.

Formerly a systems engineer with local integrator Volante, Waugh left the company late last year to focus on helping companies develop their open-source strategies, as well as lobbying governments on issues surrounding open-source software.

Waugh has also been involved in community work -- for example, utilising FOSS to provide disadvantaged communities with access to IT resources. In addition she is a frequent speaker at local and international IT conferences -- particularly those focused on FOSS.

Also maintaining his position is local Debian developer Anthony Towns, who was elected in 2005 as secretary.

Terry Dawson was made treasurer, while Leon Brooks, James Purser and Stewart Smith will sit on the organisation's executive committee as ordinary members.

Purser is well-known for his work on podcasts (downloadable audio interviews) relating to the activities of the Australian Linux community.

Next year's linux.conf.au conference will be held at Sydney's University of New South Wales, which hosted the event in 2001.

Topics: Linux, Emerging Tech, Outsourcing, New Zealand

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  • God bless those chaps....

    ... they are truly the Good Guys.

    I give them my Penguin Sign of Peace (tm).
    anonymous
  • Know all of the electees...

    ...and have been an OCM of LA before. These people are excellent and it would take a significant and externally applied disaster to prevent them from producing constantly excellent results.
    anonymous