ZDNet Australia: Linux Australia Votes in First Female President
Jan 29, 2003, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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