[Linux-aus] Linux Australia Announces Official Bids for linux.conf.au 2008

James Purser purserj at k-sit.com
Sat Jul 8 16:54:03 UTC 2006

Linux Australia Announces Official Bids for linux.conf.au 2008

Linux Australia President Jon Oxer, today announced the two teams
bidding for the opportunity to host the southern hemisphere's premier
Free and Open Source Software conference in 2008.

"The two teams, Melbourne and Hobart, have both submitted extremely
professional bids. It's going to be a tough choice between them" said

While neither city has hosted the conference in its current form, CALU
(Conference of Australian Linux Users), the predecessor to linux.conf.au
was originally held in Melbourne. Hobart has never played host to the
conference in any incarnation.

Coordinator of the Melbourne bid, Donna Benjamin, said "Melbourne is a
great city. There's a reason it has won awards for being the world's
most liveable city, and we're not shy about hosting world class events
like linux.conf.au. This is a great conference, it's fun and informal,
whilst being seriously technical. It's also an opportunity for
Australian linux developers and users to get together with luminaries
from around the planet to share ideas."

The Hobart team is quietly confident about its bid. "We believe that
Hobart's size and history will be a huge draw card for both speakers and
conference attendees," said Ben, one of the Hobart bid leaders.
"Tasmania is experiencing a real growth in use and development of Free
and Open Source Software and we want encourage this by hosting the best
FOSS conference in the world."

linux.conf.au 2007 Call for Participation Opens

The linux.conf.au 2007 Call for Participation has been announced.
Entries are requested for a wide range of topics including system
administration, kernel development, community advocacy and more. The
conference will be held next January at the University of New South
Wales in Sydney, Australia. Visit the [http://lca2007.linux.org.au/
linux.conf.au 2007 website] to find out more about the
[http://lca2007.linux.org.au/cfp Call for Participation].

About linux.conf.au

Linux.conf.au is Australia's annual technical conference focusing on
Linux and open source software. Now in its eighth year, linux.conf.au is
regarded as one of the premier global Linux and open source software
technical events and attracts many international open source software
developers and users. For more information visit http://linux.conf.au

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

James Purser
Ordinary Committee Member
Linux Australia
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