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Re: [Linux-aus] linux.conf.au in January
> Now, I know of someone, who has attended previous Linux conferences,
> sent to the last one as a professional attendee by the person's
> employer, but the conference this year, coincides with professional
> exams, so this year's conference is out, and there is no way that the
> employer would send the person overseas to the conference, and the
> person cannot afford to attend an overseas conference, so next year's
> conference has been made out of the question for that person.
> The discontuity of being able to attend the conferences, can also lead
> to disenfranchisement.
This situation is certainly unfortunate, but whatever we do, its going
to happen to some people. I'd guess there were probably people on the
east coast who were unable to attend botgh Perth and Adelaide because
of travel. I missed out on the Brisbane and Perth conferences because
the Linux Standard Base workgroup meetings (around LWE NY time)
clashed in both years with LCA. Bad stuff happens sometimes.
This year we're able to get the leader of the LSB project to give a
tutorial on developing LSB compliant applications - because the
conference is in April and doesn't clash with an LSB meeting.