[Linux-aus] AOSS6 update

Gordon Hubbard gordon at customtech.com.au
Mon Oct 25 15:04:02 UTC 2004

Hi All, Just a short note I'm forwarding on behalf of Steve Landers re
AOSS6 in Perth later this week.

BTW there has been some good press leading up to the event ...


Govt backs Perth open source symposium


Open source symposium in Perth



Hi folks,

This week the Sixth Australian Open Source Symposium will be held in
Perth on Thursday (October 28th) at the OpenSource WA demonstration
centre at Technology Park, Bentley.

Just a reminder that online registration is available at

I'd like to highlight two speakers to you - Jeremy Malcom and David

Jeremy (one of the better known Open Source identities in Perth) is a
lawyer and a technology consultant, whose legal practice emphasises IT
and communications law, commercial litigation, intellectual property and
Trade Practices law, and whose technology practice focuses on open
source software solutions.  His presentation will outline some of the
legal issues relevant to an organisation's decision to adopt open source
software.  Some of the prevalent myths about the risks of using open
source software will be demolished, but there will also be a frank
analysis of the need to carefully manage the use of open source software
in order to avoid legal problems.

David Newall is an Adelaide based computer consultant and freelance
programmer with over 25 years experience in implementing a diverse range
of software including accounting systems, programming tools, database
managers, communications protocols, machine control, and web
applications. David will present a case study on moving an SME IT
infrastructure from Windows to Linux - addressing issues such as server
configuration, security, network traffic management and migrating e-mail

AOSS6 aims to be a "value for money" symposium - designed to

   * Promote the sharing of information and experience relating to OSS
   * Give the OSS community a place to interact
   * Nurture and harness synergies between OSS projects
   * Raise the awareness and credibility of OSS within the broader ICT

The cost is $60 for AUUG + SLPWA members, $75 affiliated group members
(PLUG, SLUG, SAGE-AU, LA, ACS, etc) and $100 for non-members. There is a
special discounted student rate of just $30.

This price represents outstanding value and includes morning/afternoon
tea/coffee, and a stand-up lunch, and a variety of speakers addressing a
diverse range of topics, as shown in the attached abstracts

I look forward to seeing you there!



Steve Landers, Vice President
AUUG Incorporated

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