[Linux-aus] Sebastian Rahtz - UK Open Source policy maker - in Australia!

Pia Waugh greebo at pipka.org
Wed May 11 07:31:02 UTC 2005

Hi all,

I've the pleasure of announcing that Sebastian Rahtz will be in Australia
and available for a public talk on the 25th May (he is only in town for two
days). Sebastian has a lot of interesting foo to talk about, and was
involved in UK Open Source policy making for Government.

I was contacted about this just a few days ago, and thought it would be a
great talk for SLUG if it was only a couple of days later. As it is, would
SLUG like to host the talk at UTS on the evening of the 25th? If anyone
would be able to host this please let me know. A city location is preferable
so more people can attend easily.

Sebastians bio is below.


----- Forwarded message from Sebastian Rahtz <sebastian.rahtz at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk> -----

I'd be delighted to give as many talks to anyone as I can fit in.
Can I leave it with you and Ray to sort out a time and place?
I am especially delighted to meet someone whose email
address is "greebo". Esme Weatherwax's cat, right?

This is me below. Is that OK?

"Sebastian Rahtz  is Information Manager for Oxford University Computing
Services, currently seconded to be manager of OSS Watch,
the UK national Open Source Advisory Service funded by the
Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).

OSS Watch provides UK higher and further education with unbiased advice 
and guidance about
open source software, licensing, and support. It drafted the Open Source 
with was recently accepted by the JISC for all its projects. 

Sebastian is also Oxford representative on the Board of Directors of the
Text Encoding Initiative Consortium, much engaged in the world
of XML markup. In past lives he has been an archaeologist,
humanities computing specialist and industrial-strength TeX hacker."

Sebastian Rahtz      
Information Manager, Oxford University Computing Services
13 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN. Phone +44 1865 283431

OSS Watch: JISC Open Source Advisory Service


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