Linux Australia domain


This announcement is a bit late in coming and the more astute of you may have noticed a mention or two in the council meeting minutes.

In August 2010 the auDA New 2LDs Advisory Panel handed over its recommendations to the auDA Board. One of the items under consideration was the fate of the 2LD.

In their final report [1] the advisory panel recommended that the domain should not be reactivated. However the report did make one other recommendation.

Linux Australia News, May 2011

Welcome to the Linux Australia News for May 2011. If you have any general news or update on a project you are working on that would be of general interest to the greater Linux Australia community then please send a quick email to and we will endeavour to include it in future updates.

News this month: Volunteering for Linux Australia, LCA2013, PyCon AU 2011, WordCamp Gold Coast, Drupal Downunder 2012, WordCamp Melbourne, Policy Work, Special General Meetings, Donations and Grants, Community News.

Linux Australia Council Update, March 2011

News this month: LCA Ghosts, LCA2013, Council Face to Face, Policy Work, ADA Copyright Forum, Sub-committee policy available for review, Donations and grants, Community News.

LCA 2013 - Formal bids request


The Linux Australia council is now requesting formal bid proposals for hosting LCA2013. You now have just under two months to prepare your bids and send them to the council and the community at large.

The bid process timeline is outlined below:

LCA2011 Friday Morning Keynote

On the last day of 2011, Mark Pesce gave the final keynote entitled “Smoke Signals”. The slides and an essay based on the presentation are available on Mark's website.

After the keynote both the conference organising team and members of the Linux Australia council received complaints from attendees regarding some of the content and imagery in the presentation. The imagery in particular was of a nature that was upsetting to a number of viewers.

2011 Council Election

Nominations for the 2011 council election are now open. All current members may nominate another member or themselves for all positions. Candidates require two nominations for any position before they can accept that nomination. If you want to stand in the election or know someone who wants to stand, please nominate.

You can view details and nominate at:

Congratulations Penny!

Linux Australia is proud to announce that Penny Lyle is the winner of the complimentary ticket to 2011 in Brisbane. Her name was chosen randomly from over 300 entries.

Congratulations, Penny!

President's Report August 2010

It’s been just over a month since my last presidents report, which according to past presidents means that I’m doing well. Apparently the first report is the easy one, maintaining momentum is the key!


We are now well and truly into the run up to linux, 2011. The LCA Call for Papers, Miniconfs, Posters and Tutorials (that is quite a mouthful!), has been open since the 13th of July. The CFP closes at midnight tonight, so it’s still not too late to get a proposal in.

President's Report July 2010

It has been about 6 months since the current Linux Australia Council was voted in, and about a month since I became President, following James Turnbull’s resignation. In that time, the Council has been working on implementing the platform that we ran on. We have successfully managed to hold a Council meeting every fortnight (with a very few exceptions), to allow us to get together to organise events and implement the goals of Linux Australia.

Bids for 2012


The Linux Australia council is now requesting formal bid proposals for hosting LCA2012. As you can see from our timeline below, we've slipped a bit on announcements and the close for bid proposals is only two weeks away!!