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  • Linux Australia joins Open Source Initiative

    Linux Australia, Inc - the organisation representing thousands of Linux and open source community members in Australia - was recently accepted as a member of the Open Source Initiative--the global non-profit working to promote and protect open source software--further strengthening international relationships with partner organisations committed to free and open source software, hardware and culture.

  • Linux Australia signs MoU with WordPress Community support to facilitate WordPress events in Australia

    In previous updates, we've flagged that we've been in discussions with WordPress Community Support to enable the WordPress community in Australia to leverage some of the facilities Linux Australia has, in order to grow WordPress and open source more generally. We're delighted to announce that a Memorandum of Understanding has now been formally signed between the two organisations, outlining how this will work. The specifics of course will be ironed out in due course, and your feedback on execution is as always warmly welcomed.

  • Linux Australia signs the Secure the Internet petition

    Linux Australia has signed the Secure the Internet petition:

    The petition calls on governments across the world to strengthen, not weaken, encryption and privacy controls, and strongly opposes the introduction of 'backdoors' into cryptographic systems. Weakening encryption is not an effective cyber-security counter-measure.

  • $AUD 35k available in 2017 Grants Program

    Linux Australia is delighted to announce the availability of $AUD 35,000
    for open source, open data, open government, open education, open
    hardware and open culture projects, as part of the organisation’s
    commitment to free and open source systems and communities in the region.

    This year, we have deliberately weighted some areas in which we strongly
    welcome grant applications.

    More information is available at:

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  • Linux Australia 2016 AGM Minutes

    Minutes of Linux Australia
    Annual General Meeting 2016

    Deakin University, Waterfront Campus, Geelong, Victoria
    Monday 1st February 2016, Room D2.193 Percy Baxter Theatre

    Minutes taken by Ms Sae Ra GERMAINE, Ms Kathy REID.
    Collated by Ms Katie McLAUGHLIN

    The meeting was opened at 1802 by Mr JOSH HESKETH

    Mr HESKETH noted that it was his last AGM as president

    MOTION by Mr HESKETH That the minutes of the 2015 AGM are accepted
    CARRIED with 1 abstention

    Officers Reports

    President’s Report (Appendix A)

  • Linux Australia makes $10k donation to Software Freedom Conservancy

    We'd like to keep you briefed on a major donation Linux Australia has
    recently made to the Software Freedom Conservancy.

    At 2016 in Geelong, Council resolved to donate to
    Conservancy to enable them to continue the excellent work they do;

    "Software Freedom Conservancy, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit
    organization incorporated in New York. Software Freedom Conservancy
    helps promote, improve, develop, and defend Free, Libre, and Open Source
    Software (FLOSS) projects. Conservancy provides a non-profit home and