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LCA2010 Early Bird Registrations have almost sold out!

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Tuesday 3 November 2009 – The 2010 Early Bird Registrations have almost sold out!

Time is running out to take advantage of the last few Early Bird Registrations for LCA2010. Due to overwhelming demand only a small number of Early Bird Registrations remain and are likely to sell out before the deadline of 13 November 2009. Early Bird Registrations are an excellent chance to book your LCA2010 experience early and save substantially on the price.

"We have had a huge response to the Early Bird Registrations!", says Andrew Ruthven, LCA2010 Co-Director. "The last Early Bird Tickets are up for grabs. Get in quick!"

To sign up for an Early Bird Registrations, please visit:

LCA2010 program schedule now available!

LCA2010 Organisers announce schedule of talks for 2010!

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Monday 14 September 2009.

A full schedule of talks is now available for LCA2010. The conference brings together speakers from around the world presenting a variety of topics; from the strongly technical such as Linux kernel development, to social interaction within communities and issues relating to diverse and minority groups. 2010 runs for a full week starting Monday 18th January, with more than 65 talk sessions, together with a number of Keynote presentations and 14 Miniconfs.

"We hope that everyone will enjoy the line-up of talks for 2010" says Susanne Ruthven, Co-Director of LCA2010. "We had an exceptionally difficult task of choosing such a small number of papers from a list of well over 300 submissions! We believe our selection represents the wide range of speakers and topics from a diverse set of backgrounds who submitted papers - those from education and government, participating in free and open source software in their spare time or as part of their daily jobs. LCA2010 will be an event you cannot afford to miss!"

For more information, please see: the LCA2010 Schedule. 2010 - Wellington Call for Papers is Now Open! Call For Papers ( ) is pleased to announce the
opening of its Call for Papers for the coming, LCA2010!

LCA2010 will be held from Monday 18 January 2010 to Saturday 23 January
2010 in Wellington, New Zealand. isn't just a Linux conference. It is a technical
conference about Free and Open Source Software, held annually in
Australasia since 2001 - covering everything from the Linux Kernel and

2009 Council Election Results

Linux Australia's annual main event, took place in Hobart in January 2009.  Once again it proved to be a focal point for the global Free and Open Source Software community to come together. Users and Developers hacking together, sharing new ideas, building on old ones, with a good share of socialising thrown in for spice.

Community Recognition Awards

During 2009 certificates were presented to three members of the Australian Free and Open Source Software community in recognition of their outstanding contribution to Linux Australia and

The 2009 Community Recognition Award recipients are

Janet Hawtin:
For designing the Linux Australia and Open Source Industry Australia logos and commitment to community development.

2009 Linux Australia Council Election Open

The Linux Australia Council Election 2009 is now open and members can nominate for all positions.

Tasmania's siren song draws world's top software brains.

For the first time the Australian state of Tasmania will play host to one of the world's largest and foremost software conferences,, when developers from around the world converge on Hobart to meet, learn and work together to advance their projects.

The Sandy Bay campus of the University of Tasmania, will be host to in Hobart, Tasmania from January 19 to 24, 2009.

Bidding for 2010 Open!

With 2009 in Hobart rapidly approaching, believe it or not but it's time to look at where 2010 will be. It's a lot of work to put on a (just ask anybody who's done it) and it's in common agreement that it takes "more than a year", which is why we're talking about 2010 now. - Hobart Conference 2009 Opens Call for Papers has announced the opening of the call for papers on Friday 4th July 2008, giving the open source software community the chance to present at one of the world's premier technical conferences.

Hobart TAS, Australia-- (4th July 2008) ---- The call for papers will remain open for a month, after which the best papers will be selected by an expert panel.

New Committee Elected

The elections for the Linux Australia Committee of 2008 have been completed and the results were announced yesterday at the AGM. Thankyou to all those who stood.

The new Committee is as follows:

  • President: Stewart Smith
  • Vice President: Steve Walsh
  • Treasurer: Anthony Towns
  • Secretary: Terry Dawson
  • Ordinary Committee Members:
    • Melissa Draper
    • Paul Schulz
    • James Turnbull

A great deal of thanks goes to our departing members: