Software Freedom Day 2017 and LUV Annual General Meeting

Sep 16 2017 12:00
Sep 16 2017 18:00
Electron Workshop, 31 Arden St. North Melbourne


Software Freedom Day 2017

It's that time of the year where we celebrate our freedoms in technology and raise a ruckus about all the freedoms that have been eroded away. The time of the year we look at how we might keep our increasingly digital lives under our our own control and prevent prying eyes from seeing things they shouldn't. You guessed it: It's Software Freedom Day!

Free Software Melbourne, in conjunction with Linux Users Victoria, is celebrating the 14th annual Software Freedom Day with talks from Linux Users Victoria, Electronic Frontiers Australia and the F-Droid app store. We'll also be having plenty of networking opportunities, introductions to local technology groups and a Linux installfest. So bring down that old PC you were about to throw away and give it a new coat of Debian and bring it back to life!

We have a Code of Conduct online which we follow. In short: Be respectful. Be mindful. Work together. Link provided below. This is a family friendly event, please invite anyone that is interested along to help make it a great day.

Entry is free anytime, so help spread the word on everyone’s liberties. Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be provided gratis.

Hope to see all your happy faces at the event (you don't have to be happy, but be there!)


12:00pm - Doors open
12:15pm - Introduction to FOSS with FSM
1:00pm - Michael Verrenkamp - Welcome and Gnews for the year
1:15pm - Jon Lawrence - Electronic Frontiers Australia
2:15pm - OS Community get together - Community group introductions
2:45pm - Break and Installfest (Debian focused)
3:15pm - Andrew Pam - Linux
4:15pm - Peter Serwylo - F-Droid
6:00pm - End Day... Dinner at KL Bangra


Date: Saturday the 16th September
Location: Electron Workshop co-working space
Address: 31 Arden Street, North Melbourne
Travel Tips:
Parking: Plenty of 2 hour parking in the area
Code of Conduct:

Annual General Meeting


Notice of LUV Annual General Meeting, 16 September 2017, 17:30.

Linux Users of Victoria, Inc., registration number A0040056C, will be holding its Annual General Meeting at 5:30pm on Saturday 16 September 2017 at Electron Workshop, 31 Arden St. North Melbourne.

The AGM will be held in conjunction with Software Freedom Day, an event being held at the time of our usual Beginners Meeting.  Note that the meeting is scheduled at this time and place for convenience, since we expect a number of LUV members to be attending the Software Freedom Day event anyway. However, keep in mind that this AGM is a separate LUV meeting, and is not part of the Software Freedom Day program.

Electron Workshop is on the south side of Arden Street, about half way between Errol Street and Leveson Street. Public transport: 57 tram, nearest stop at corner of Errol and Queensberry Streets; 55 and 59 trams run a few blocks away along Flemington Road; 402 bus runs along Arden Street, but nearest stop is on Errol Street. On a Saturday afternoon, some car parking should be available on nearby streets.

LUV would like to thank Electron Workshop for making their boardroom available for this meeting.


The only matters of business to be considered at this meeting are:

  • Confirm minutes of annual general meeting on 4th October 2016.
  • Receive and consider annual report of the committee.
  • Receive and consider financial statements.
  • Elect committee: office-bearers (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer) and ordinary committee members.

Nominations for committee positions will be accepted at the meeting. You can nominate yourself, or another member if that other member agrees to the nomination. If you wish to nominate yourself or another member, and can't be at the AGM, you should nominate a proxy to do the nominating on your behalf.


You may appoint another member of LUV as your proxy for this meeting, to speak and vote on your behalf if you are unable to attend.

If you are submitting your proxy on paper, you should sign and date it. If you are emailing your proxy, then the date and act of emailing will be taken as the equivalent of signing and dating a paper proxy.

You can use the following form, which you can copy from between the horizontal rules, inserting your own name and that of your proxy as appropriate:

I, [insert your name], being a member of Linux Users of Victoria, appoint [insert name of your proxy], being also a member of Linux Users of Victoria, as my proxy to vote on my behalf at the Annual General Meeting of the association to be held on 16th September 2017, and at any adjournment of that meeting.

[You can add here any specific instructions to your proxy, such as directions to vote in a particular way on a particular item. If you have no specific instructions, you can delete this bracketed paragraph.]

Notes about proxies:
  • You can appoint any LUV member as your proxy. However, the committee suggests that it's practical and convenient to appoint the President, Andrew Pam, as your proxy, who can be trusted to act on your proxy faithfully.
  • Emailed proxies should be sent to, and must be received at least 24 hours before the meeting.
  • Members who wish to send a paper proxy by post should contact the Secretary for the postal address to use.  Such proxies also must be received at least 24 hours before the meeting.
  • Paper proxies can also be presented at the commencement of the meeting itself.
  • We recommend using the above form. However, under the new model rules, you can instead use any form that clearly identifies your proxy and is signed by you.

Questions about this meeting are best posted to

-- Andrew Pam, as LUV President.

LUV would like to acknowledge Electron Workshop for the venue.

Linux Users of Victoria Inc., is an incorporated association, registration number A0040056C.


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