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  • 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.

  • LCA2013 Bid Process Open


    We have just come off the tail end of 2011 and I'm very much looking forwarded to 2012 in Ballarat next year. However it is now time to look forwards to 2013.

    We have moved the bid process much earlier this year to give teams more of a chance to get organised and to leave the wining team enough time to make preparations for the announcement at 2012.

    The new timeline is outlined below:

  • Council Meeting 3 February 2011

    Thu, 2011-02-03 19:05 - 20:09

    Present: John Ferlito, Mary Gardiner, Alice Boxhall, Joshua Hesketh, Michael Carden, Peter Lieverdink, Kelly Yeoh

  • Annual General Meeting 2011

    Wed, 2011-01-26 18:46 - 19:40
    • Public officer: Mr Terry Dawson.
    • Returning officer: Mr Stewart Smith.

    Annual General Meeting

    Public Officer declares meeting open.

    Attendance list is circulated.

    President welcomes attendees and is awed by attendance, which is higher than ever!

    Motion to accept previous minutes is proposed by the public officer: Carried unanimously.

    Mr John Ferlito presented the presidents report.

  • Linux Australia Survey

    The Linux Australia Council launched a Membership Survey on 11 May, 2010. The Survey was designed to ascertain what our members expect from Linux Australia and to explore our focus, potential services, how our membership want to engage with us, and to ascertain our relevance to the Linux and FOSS community.

  • Council Emergency Meeting

    Mon, 2011-01-17 19:05 - 19:38
    • Apologies: Lindsay Holmwood, Alice Boxhall
    • Present: Peter Lieverdink, Michael Carden, Johshua Hesketh, Shaun Nykvist, Elspeth Thorne, John Ferlito


    • Conference is going ahead, though the flooding has affected all plans and venues.
    • The team have secured alternate venues and accommodation options.
    • Budget is affected, but not badly so at this stage.
    • Premiers office wants to go ahead if we have a venue and accommodation.
    • Food and water are fine.


    • Alternative conference venue is the