[Linux-aus] Goodbye AUUG, hello phoenix
glen.turner at aarnet.edu.au
Fri Sep 22 11:24:02 UTC 2006
Steven Hanley wrote:
> We never have been a kernel obsessed conference, or a "some other
> technology" obsessed conference, from CALU onward we have incorporated all
> the different interesting and technical components that make this a kick
> arse conference.
For the record, when selecting items for LCA2004 we tried to
broaden the scope to interesting technical stuff in operating
systems that use Linux as a kernel. Which was very well
received -- we put the GNOME people in far too small a room
for their tutorial and we were lucky enough to sign Keith Packard
and have the X.org/XFree spilt just before the conference which
lead to a lot of interest. We even asked PJ of Groklaw, before
her understandable desire for privacy was so well known; of
course, she gracefully said no.
I think the result was well received.
And there is deeply fascinating stuff but immediately relevent stuff
still happening beyond the kernel. As a trivial example, the
information on operating system boot times and how they did the
visualisation for that was well worth a LCA talk. And it would
be very interesting to have a string of talks from the various
"init replacement" people. And then there are people that simply
make a nightmare appear sane -- a presentation on internationalisation
would be interesting, or on disability support.
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