[Osia-members] [Fwd: Subject: Two former OSIA directors honoured by ACS]

Don Christie don at catalyst.net.nz
Tue Jun 20 08:42:00 AEST 2017


Hi

Congratulations to both recipients. Very well deserved.

Cheers
Don

On Sat, 2017-06-10 at 22:27 +0930, Jack Burton wrote:
> Evening, all.
> 
> Malcolm Hill has tried to post the message below to the osia-members@
> list twice this week. Both times failed (first one disappeared into
> the
> ether; second one bounced back at his ISPs MX, which seems to have
> DNS
> issues, but only for mail addressed to OSIA's listserv...), so I'm
> forwarding it to the list for him now, in the hope that I'll have
> better luck than he did.
> 
> I've added my actual response to Malcolm's post where it belongs (at
> the end, naturally), to avoid posting twice in rapid succession.
> 
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> > 
> > From: Malcolm Hill <malhill at internode.on.net>
> > To: osia-members at lists.osia.com.au
> > Subject: Subject: Two former OSIA directors honoured by ACS
> > Date: Sat, 10 Jun 2017 08:25:43 +0930
> > 
> > Just thought the following might be of interest to OSIA members and
> > others in the Australian open source software industry: 
> > 
> > On 25 May at an event held at the South Australian Health & Medical
> > Research Institute (SAHMRI) in Adelaide, the Australian Computer
> > Society (ACS) awarded Fellowships to three of its South Australian
> > members.
> > 
> > Two of the three new Fellows were former directors of OSIA: Dr
> > Anastasia Kuusk (of OSIA member Inforg; served on OSIA board in
> > 2014);
> > and Mr Jack Burton (of OSIA member Saosce; served on OSIA board in
> > 2007-08 and 2010-2016).
> > 
> > Former members of OpenSA who transferred across to OSIA in 2012/13
> > may
> > also remember Jack as OpenSA's founding treasurer (2009-2013) and
> > may
> > also remember Anastasia as the opening keynote speaker at OpenSA's
> > most successful domestic market event ever ("Open Source Software &
> > Open
> > 
> > Standards: The Sustainable Alternative for Information Management",
> > Adelaide, 14 Jun 2011).
> > 
> > Mr Burton's award was principally for services to the Australian
> > open
> > source software industry, particularly in the public policy space.
> > 
> > Dr Kuusk's award recognised her many distinguished contributions to
> > academia and to the profession as well as to the industry.
> > 
> > 
> > For full citations see the ACS SA Branch Fellows list here:
> > 
> > https://www.acs.org.au/branches/SouthAustralia/sabranchfellows.html
> > 
> > (the last two citations at the bottom of the page)
> > 
> > 
> > and the ACS (national) Hall of Fame here:
> > 
> > https://www.acs.org.au/content/dam/acs/acs-documents/hall-of-fame/H
> > all-of-Fame.pdf
> > 
> > (page 15 & pages 17 to 18)
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > Well-deserved recognition by the ACS. 
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > Regards,
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > Malcolm Hill
> > 
> > Ex Chair of Open SA 
> > 
> >  
> Thanks Malcolm for your kind words.
> 
> And congratulations again to Anastasia -- yes, very well deserved
> indeed!
> 
> Actually, I'm glad that someone has brought this up here, for one
> important reason:
> 
> To the best of my knowledge this was the first time that ACS had ever
> awarded Fellowships to *two* members from the Australian open source
> software industry at the same time (and certainly the first time to
> any
> former OSIA director).
> 
> The computing profession has often been described (particularly at
> ACS)
> as a "broad church". Those of us working in FOSS of course form a
> proper subset of that whole, but an ever-growing subset and one that
> regularly punches well above its weight.
> 
> Personally, I like to see this mainly as a portent of things to come:
> I
> look forward eagerly to seeing ACS (and hopefully also other
> Australian
> professional societies directly relevant to computing, like EA, ITPA,
> etc.) go on to recognise the distinguished contributions of more high
> achievers from the Australian FOSS sector (of whom I know from
> experience there are a great many), in the not too distant future. 
> 
> Regards,
> 
> 
> 
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