[Linux-aus] If you've been to or heard of the Ottawa Linux Symposium...

Hugh Blemings hugh at blemings.org
Wed Jul 30 08:36:44 EST 2014


A quick personal note to draw the Linux Australia community's attention 
to a Indiegogo Campaign [1] that has been started by Andrew Hutton, the 
organiser of the Ottawa Linux Symposium.

My own experiences of OLS were always very positive and it was the first 
overseas Linux conference I was fortunate enough to attend.  I learned a 
bunch of things, met some great people and through these meetings formed 
friendships and professional associations that continue to this day.

Sadly when the Kernel Summit moved away from OLS the event lost some of 
its relevance for me and as the focus shifted to Linux Plumbers I tended 
to go to the latter - so the last OLS I went to was 2008 IIRC.

Not a conference without some controversy - as Andrew himself 
acknowledges there was a period were things weren't terribly well run 
and perhaps attitudes were not ideal, but it's positive influence on 
Linux over the years far outweighs these quibbles.

Jon "maddog" Hall writes about his experiences at OLS here [2] - a 
worthwhile perspective.

If you've been to an OLS or heard of it, or would like to help out a 
member of the broader FOSS community please take a moment to read 
through the links below.

Thanks for your consideration :)


Indiegogo Campaign
[1] https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ottawa-linux-symposium

Maddog's Piece

A younger me at OLS :)
[3] http://blemings.org/hugh/blog/blosxom.cgi/2007/08/05

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