[Linux-aus] Software Freedom Day

anthony hornby anthony.hornby at cdu.edu.au
Tue May 3 23:10:03 UTC 2005

Hi Pia,
I think you have just provided the date for our next Installfest / FOSS
day up here in Darwin :-)

Its on a Saturday which is perfect.

Whats involved in running LPI exams, and what would likely costs be?

Thanks for all the info.

Regards Anthony.

On Tue, 2005-05-03 at 23:03 +1000, Pia Waugh wrote:
> Hi all,
> What a month! I have a couple of things to bring up of interest.
> Firstly, there was a pause for the Open Source Forums as LCA and other
> conferences vied for our time, however we have booked in the next two Open
> Source Forums for June and July, and will be announcing speakers and times
> within the week. In June we'll be looking at anti-circumvention issues, and
> how they affect Open Source. This is still a very misunderstood area and
> poses a great threat to our development. Then we'll be doing a Forum on Open
> Source Business Methodologies. Both look to be great and our friends at
> Baker and McKenzies have offered to host both events again.
> Linux Australia did the press training that Jon mentioned, and I do ahve a
> bunch of notes to write up. We'll be working more closely with OSIA to pool
> our media resources, and have made a press crm for both organisations to use
> to more effectively communicate to the broader community. We'll be posting
> the key messaging on our web site soon, now that both LCA and Ubuntu
> Downunder are over :) Also there has been an offer from one of our good
> media friends to write up some guidelines for communicating to the press.
> We're really looking forward to seeing it as it will no doubt be very
> useful.
> Finally Software Freedom Day (http://www.softwarefreedomday.org/) is on Sept
> the 10th. It is probably a good opportunity to run some events to draw
> attention to FOSS. Some ideas might be a FOSS evening to show off your
> community and software to your family, friends and other interested parties.
> You might consider handing out CD's on a street corner (but not in front of
> Microsoft please), setting up a community centre with 2nd hand pcs and FOSS,
> or even running some Linux training or certifications. As Linux Australia is
> an LPI affiliate and has the capacity to run LPI papers exams very cheaply,
> we could run LPI exams around the country on that day. What else would be
> useful for your local community and how can LA help you do it :)
> Cheers,
> Pia
Mr Anthony Hornby RHCE BIT ALIATEC
Library Systems & Technology Coordinator
Charles Darwin University | CRICOS 300K
anthony.hornby at cdu.edu.au | office +61 8 89 466011

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