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ZDNet Australia: Linux Australia Votes in First Female President

Jan 29, 2003, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brendon Chase)

"Asked why she wanted to be president, Smith said she wanted to invigorate the organisation, so as to raise the profile and scope of the Linux operating system in Australia.

"'Linux Australia hasn't been doing too much for the last few years, which is a pity because there is a huge potential there. Several months ago I started looking into the potential and what could be done and what Linux Australia could represent,' Smith said. 'I talked to the community and tried to find out what they wanted to do. One thing that everyone agreed was that there was potential to do things better.'

"So what are some of the things people can expect to see from Linux Australia in 2003?

"'Our first step is to get our processes into form and get communication going. I think we can better represent the local communities, lobby, and provide more assistance to the community as a whole. We can give Linux a voice in Australia,' said Smith..."

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