[lca-announce] Linux.conf.au 2003 Paper Submission Extension

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Linux.conf.au announces Paper Submission Extension

Perth, Western Australia (July 21, 2002) - Linux.conf.au is pleased to 
announce an encore to its Call for Papers for Linux.conf.au 2003, to be held 
in Perth, Western Australia in January 2003.

This `Second Call For Papers' is to permit further contributions to be put 
forward for review. LCA has recieved many submissions in the last few weeks, 
however formal reviews will not begin until August 1st, and thus we are 
allowing further submissions until this point in time. 

Our range of submissions recieved thus far have been broad; from Kernel-
hacking to usability. 

Please see http://www.linux.conf.au/cfp.html for the requirements for the 
Call For Papers.

* About Perth Linux Users' Group Inc.

PLUG is a a non-profit association for the Linux and Open Source community and 
aims to promote and assist this community through fortnightly seminars and 
workshops providing the opportunity to connect face-to-face with industry 
speakers and other Linux users. In addition to the free email discussion list, 
PLUG provides news, technical support, resources and forums on the web site 

* About Linux.conf.au

Linux.conf.au is a national 'roaming' conference under the auspices of Linux 
Australia Inc (http://www.linux.org.au/). Its original incarnation was under 
the name "Conference of Australian Linux Users" (CALU), held in Melbourne at 
Monash University in 1999. In January 2001 it was renamed to "Linux.conf.au",
and held in Sydney at the University of New South Wales under the direction of
the Sydney Linux User Group (SLUG). In February 2002 it was held in Brisbane
at the University of Queensland under the direction of the Home Unix Machine
Brisbane User Group (HUMBUG).

LCA has a very high standing in the international community for being a very
technically focused, yet relaxed conference schedule. All presenters are
selected from the community are of the highest calibre.

* About Linux

Linux is a core part of a modern multi-user computer operating system 
developed by a world-wide network of enthusiasts and professionals, and is 
available for free under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). 
This license is special in that it specifically permits the end user access 
to the underlying source code that creates the Linux kernel, and permits them 
rights to modify it and redistribute it. The GPL is available from the Free 
Software Foundation (http://www.fsf.org). It is this model of license that 
leads to a "peer review" model of software development, since no part of the 
program remains undisclosed to any interested party.

Many organisations including IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and Dell Computer are 
adopting Linux kernel based operating systems for a variety of tasks, from 
network servers to personal desktop machines and palm-sized devices.

The Linux kernel, in combination with a large selection of "user space" tools 
and utility programs are combined to create a complete computer operating 
systems, for example, Debian, Red Hat, SuSE, and MandrakeSoft.

As well as operating on commodity Intel based personal computers, Linux also 
runs on a number of other types of computers, such as large mainframes and 
commercial network servers, down to pocket organisers and wrist watches.

More information on Linux is available from http://www.linux.com/.

Linux(R) is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
Other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Perth Linux Users' Group Inc		
James Bromberger
+61 417 772 286 (GMT +0800)
james at rcpt.to

Linux Australia Inc
Anand Kumria
akumria at linux.org.au

LCA 2003, Perth Linux Users' Group Inc
Bernard Blackham
+61 402 291 684 (GMT +0800)
bernard at blackham.com.au 

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