Turnbull, a security professional at a big corporate and a developer for the Puppet configuration management system, defeated Steve Walsh in the elections held in December. The elections are normally held in January and the AGM is held shortly thereafter during the annual Australian national Linux conference (LCA).
But this year, given that the LCA was held in New Zealand, the elections were held in December.
Along with Turnbull, Lindsay Holmwood (NSW - vice-president), Peter Lieverdink (Vic - secretary), and John Ferlito (NSW - treasurer) were elected. Elspeth Thorne (Qld), Michael Carden (ACT) and Alice Boxhall (NSW) will be the three ordinary members on the committee this year.
"Linux Australia must communicate better," Turnbull told iTWire, shortly after a special general meeting was held in Wellington a day after the 11th LCA in order to pass the previous year's minutes and for the new committee to officially take charge. "We must increase our profile, and find out what our members want. And we should increase our transparency.
"Should we offer services which we are not offering at the moment? Should we be closer to the New Zealand Open Source Society, our equivalent in New Zealand? These are questions which we should take up and discuss."