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Submitted on 2008-07-04 00:00

Hobart Linux Conference Opens Call for Papers

Organisers of linux.conf.au, Australia's prestigious Linux conference, today announced the call for papers to the wider Linux community. The conference, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary in Hobart next January, is expected to attract influential speakers from the international and local technical Linux and Open Source communities.

Previous years' conferences have seen up to 100 influential international and national speakers from major IT companies and projects, with submissions for the opportunity to speak at Australia's internationally renowned event growing every year. This year's conference is expected to bring 700 delegates to the Tasmania to enjoy one of Australia's premiere technical conferences, with presentations by many of the leading experts in free and open source software.

"This is the first time that the conference has been held in Hobart and given the unique location, and that it is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, we expect to see significant interest from speakers." said Ben Powell, senior organiser of linux.conf.au . “linux.conf.au is a great opportunity for Linux and open source participants to take centre stage, and we encourage anyone who feels they have something interesting, useful or just plain cool to contribute to the conference to submit a paper."

The call for papers will remain open for a month, after which the best papers will be selected by an expert panel. It is expected that over 100 speakers will be chosen to present at the Hobart conference from a large pool of international and local submissions.

linux.conf.au, the National Linux Conference, will be held January 19-24 in Hobart at the University of Tasmania.

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