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Stoffers, Robert LAC Robert.Stoffers at
Fri Jan 20 06:34:02 UTC 2006

I had better start swimming ;)

Robert Stoffers

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Media Release: Only seven days to go until

January 16, 2006

In one week, over three hundred Free and Open Source Software (F/OSS)
developers and users will gather in the university town of Dunedin, New
Zealand for 2006 – the premier Free and Open Source
Conference in the southern hemisphere.

Attracting such Free and Open Source Software luminaries as Jon “maddog”
Hall of Linux International and Mark Shuttleworth founder of Canonical
and the Ubuntu distribution, this years conference is shaping up to be
another feather in the cap of Linux Australia and the volunteer
organisers of

“The move to New Zealand has allowed the conference to reach a whole new
audience.” said Linux Australia vice president, Pia Waugh. “Mike Beattie
and the rest of the team have worked hard to produce a conference that
will help showcase the New Zealand Free and Open Source Software
community as well as allow the attendees to hear from some of the most
influential international speakers.”

As well as Jon “maddog” Hall and Mark Shuttleworth, the conference and
associated mini-conferences boast an impressive array of speakers
including PHP founder Rasmus Lerdorf, Bdale Garbie (HP CTO for Open
Source and Linux) Paul “Rusty” Russell, Theodore Tso, Marc Merlin and
more. There is also a great set of mini-conferences covering a broad
range of topics including Open Source in education, system
administration, embedded systems, and digital arts.

“The 2006 volunteer organising team have spent the last
year in preparation for next week's conference," said Mike Beattie, lead
organiser. "We can't wait to see you all in Dunedin, for the best yet!"

For more details about the conference check out
There are still a limited number of places available.

About is Australia's annual technical conference focusing on
Linux and open source software. Now in its eigth year, is
regarded as one of the premier global Linux and open souce software
technical events and attracts many international open source software
developers and users. This year's will be held for the
first time at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand from
January 23 to 28. For more information visit

About Linux Australia

Linux Australia exists to serve and promote the Australian Linux and
Open Source community. The organisation aims to do this best by taking
enthusiasms within the community, such as FOSS issues, projects,
education, advocacy just to name a few, and help them flourish, to
succeed. The lifeblood of this organisation is the people in the
community, and Linux Australia strives to be both relevant and useful to
the community. For more details on Linux Australia visit

Contact details:

Please contact Pia Waugh for more information:
Mobile - 0400 966 453
Email - pia at

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