[Linux-aus] AOSS6

Gordon Hubbard gordon at customtech.com.au
Fri Oct 8 09:11:01 UTC 2004

The sixth Australian Open Source Symposium (AOSS 6) will be held in 
Perth on Thursday October 28th, 2004.

AOSS is an annual one day symposium, run by OSS (Open Source Software) 
developers, for OSS developers. Of course, non-developers are welcome 
and encouraged to attend.

Previous AOSS events were held in Melbourne (1999), Adelaide (2000), 
Canberra (2001), Sydney (2002) and Brisbane (2003).

This years event will be held at the OpenSource WA demonstration centre 
at Technology Park, Bentley.

The goals of AOSS6 are
   - to promote the sharing of information and experience relating to OSS
   - to give the OSS community a place to interact
   - to nurture and harness synergies between OSS projects
   - to raise the awareness and credibility of OSS within the broader
     ICT community

Speakers are from a range of commercial and academic organisations and 
will address topics as diverse as
    -  using Open Source in running community non-profit hosting
    -  building a business on open source software
    -  Open Source thinking applied to Timetabling at UWA
    -  an Open Source server-managed client architecture
    -  choosing an Open Source content management system
    -  legal issues relating to Open Source
    -  replacing Windows infrastructure with Linux

The 2004 Australian Open Source awards will be presented during the 
conference. The awards encourage and recognise excellence, dedication 
and contribution of Australians working in the open source arena.

Register now by printing the registration form at 
filling it in and faxing it to AUUG on 02 8824 9522.

Online registration will be available soon.


AOSS 6 is presented by AUUG Inc, with the support of SLPWA - Society of 
Linux Professionals (Western Australia) Inc, OpenSource WA and the 
University of Western Australia School of Computer Science and Software 

AUUG website:   http://www.auug.org.au/
AUUG Phone:     1 800 625 655
SLPWA website:  http://www.slpwa.asn.au/
OpenSource WA:  http://www.opensource.wa.gov.au/
UWA CSSE:       http://www.csse.uwa.edu.au/


About AUUG Inc

AUUG: The Organisation for Unix, Linux and Open Source Professionals

AUUG's role is building a community by connecting, supporting and 
promoting people with an interest in interoperable computing - which we 
see as a key to achieving fitness for purpose and value for money in 
Information and Communication Technology.

Our members are professionals who care about
   -     Unix operating systems from proprietary vendors
   -     Linux, BSD and other Open Source operating systems
   -     Open standards, specifically those which enable the free and
         unrestricted interchange of information
   -     Open Source applications, regardless of the platform they run 
   -     other cool technical stuff

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