[Linux-aus] linux.conf.au 2005 Press Release

Pia Smith pia at linux.org.au
Sat Feb 5 15:28:04 UTC 2005

linux.conf.au 2005


linux.conf.au announces IBM as the premiere "Tux" sponsor and opens for
2005 registrations

Organisers of linux.conf.au (LCA), Australia's annual conference on the
Linux operating system and Open Source topics, have announced IBM as the
premiere "Tux" sponsor for the 2005 LCA event and have officially opened
for conference registrations. 

LCA 2005 will be held at The Australian National University in Canberra
from Monday 18 April to Saturday 23 April, 2005.

In its sixth year running, LCA offers a strong technical focus and is
one of three major international grass-roots open-source conferences
(having established itself alongside the Ottawa Linux Symposium and the
Linux Kongress). The event largely focuses on keynotes, seminars and
tutorials by Linux and open source developers and users.

Hugh Blemings, Manager of the OzLabs team at IBM's Linux Technology
Centre said, "IBM continues to actively support Linux and the open
source community, and is delighted to be involved in LCA for the fourth
year running.

"IBM's commitment to Linux goes beyond its support of LCA 2005. It
incorporates initiatives such as IBM eServer OpenPower, which the team
is particularly passionate about given their responsibility within IBM
and the broader Linux kernel community for enabling the Linux kernel on
the POWER platform.

"IBM's work with Linux has also seen it play an important role in
accelerating customers' transformation into on demand businesses that
have the speed, flexibility and resilience required to respond to market

Chair of the LCA 2005 organising committee Steven Hanley said, "Once
again we're very excited to have IBM onboard, it's great they continue
to support the community in this way."

Highlights of the 2005 event will include presentations from Eben Moglen
(General Counsel for the Free Software Foundation), Rasmus Lerdorf
(author of PHP), Robert Love (kernel developer), Andrew Morton (kernel
maintainer) and Andrew Tridgell (primary author of Samba). The full
programme for the conference will be announced on February 18th.

"I'm very excited about the strength of the programme this year. We have
excellent invited speakers, and the response to our call for papers was 
fantastic," said Mr Hanley.

The LCA call for papers attracted 150 paper and tutorial submissions,
allowing only those of a very high quality to be accepted. 

Registration Information
Registration for LCA 2005 is available now at 

Registration fees for the event are: 
Professional delegates  $690 
Hobbyist delegates      $300
Students                $100 

About linux.conf.au
linux.conf.au is Australia's national Linux conference. linux.conf.au
2005 will be the sixth annual conference and will be held at the
Australian National University, Canberra, between 18-23 April 2005.  The
first conference in the series was held in Melbourne in 1999 (and used
the name "CALU"), while the most recent was held in Adelaide in 2004.
linux.conf.au focuses on Linux technical issues - primarily the
development of Linux and other Open Source Software ? so is targeted at
a technical audience. The conference has grown in stature from year to
year, attracting speakers from the international Linux and Open Source
Software communities, and sponsorship from some of the world's leading
information technology companies. Past speakers have included Alan Cox,
Jon "maddog" Hall, Rasmus Lerdorf, Dave Miller, Andrew Morton, Rusty
Russell and Andrew "Tridge" Tridgell. The two most recent conferences
have been attended Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux. linux.conf.au
is organised by volunteers under the guidance of Linux Australia Inc.

For more information about linux.conf.au see http://linux.conf.au/

About Linux Australia Inc.
Linux Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that exists to serve
and promote the Linux community in Australia. One of Linux Australia's
major goals is to provide continuing support for linux.conf.au. For more
information see http://linux.org.au/.

About Linux
Linux is a Unix-like operating system kernel originally created by Linus
Torvalds and released under the GNU General Public License in 1991.
Since then Linux has been developed by a worldwide community of
developers, under the continuing leadership of Torvalds, into the
world's fastest growing operating system for servers.

About IBM
IBM is the world's largest information technology company, with 80 years
of leadership in helping businesses innovate. Drawing on resources from 
across IBM and key IBM Business Partners, IBM offers a wide range of
services, solutions and technologies that enable clients, large and
small, to take full advantage of the new era of e-business. For more
information about IBM, visit www.ibm.com.

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

For further information please contact:

linux.conf.au media liaison
Paul 'Rusty' Russell
paul.russell at lca2005.linux.org.au 
+61.4.2302.0673 (GMT/UTC +1100)

Linux Australia Inc
Pia Smith
press at linux.org.au 
+61.4.0096.6453 (GMT/UTC +1100)

Michelle Rovere
mrovere at au1.ibm.com 
+61.2.9478 8215 

Pia Smith
Vice President
Linux Australia -- http://www.linux.org.au
linux.conf.au 2005 -- http://www.linux.conf.au

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