[Linux-aus] [plug] Open Source WA Symposium, 4th Oct (fwd)

Bret Busby bret at busby.net
Wed Oct 3 14:55:40 UTC 2007

The message below, has just been received.

Pity that the WA state government is apparently trying to turn open 
source computing in the state, into "secret government business".

Why the WA DIR and the WASP did not each contact PLUG and Linux 
Australia for input and involvement, is not yet known.

But then, it was the WA state government, that shut down the Open Source 
facility in Bentley, and the SEAWA, through eliminating funding.

Bret Busby
West Australia

"So once you do know what the question actually is,
  you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
   Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
   "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
   A Trilogy In Four Parts",
   written by Douglas Adams,
   published by Pan Books, 1992


---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2007 13:05:22 +0800
From: Adrian Woodley <Adrian at ScreamingRoot.org>
Reply-To: plug at plug.org.au
To: plug at plug.org.au
Subject: [plug] Open Source WA Symposium, 4th Oct

Not sure how this one slipped under the radar, but I heard about it over the 
weekend (at a burn in Chidlow, of all places).

http://wasp.uwa.edu.au/home/news (scroll down to bottom of page)



4 October 2007

WASP in partnership with the Western Australian Department of Industry and 
Resources are proud to announce the first Open Source WA Symposium. This event 
has two main aims. Firstly to help educate Western Australian business and 
Government about Open Source and secondly to gather feedback from the business 
and Government community about usage and opinions of Open Source in WA. Top 
speakers from right across Australia will be there representing a host of case 
studies, industry opinions and expert analysis of Open Source.

Date: 4 October 2007

Location: Hyatt Regency, Perth.

If you would like further information about the event, please contact Anna-Lee 
Mason on (08) 6488 8740 or via email, annalee at wasp.uwa.edu.au.

We hope to see you there!



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