Meeting opened at 7:17pm.
Present: Daniel, Craig B, John, Jamie, Greig, Phil, Perry
Absent: Craig M
Motion: that the minutes are a true and accurate record of the previous meeting
Due to the absence of the treasurer, no report was presented.
A report of the recent Dick Smith Powerhouse computing day, attended by WLUG members, was written by Gavin Denby and read by the group.
Suggestions for future events:
The IR254 booklet which explains incorporated societies becoming tax exempt is out of print, pending law changes. We are (privately) in touch with an accountant who will try and assist us with this matter. When possible, this matter will be turned over to the Treasurer.
The committee decided to have the mailing list automatically send out a monthly post with "acceptable use" guidelines and administration information. Greig will take points fom the advocacy guides he recently posted and submit this to the committee.
There is not a single Linux distribution that every WLUG member uses, so we have to sometimes select a distribution to suggest to new Linux users.
On the monthly post to the mailing list we will link to the wiki page SelectingADistribution. This page (which is already full and well written, while still inviting edits) will maintain suggestions that the WLUG believe are sensible and will leave the user with a machine WLUG can assist with. We accept that some users in WLUG are involved with "minor" distributions but suggest that the best course of action is to suggest only major distributions for new users.
For upcoming installfests, we will continue to pick a distribution that we will provide media for, but will not discourage users from installing others.
Meeting closed at 8:45.
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