Linux Australia facilitates an annual conference called linux.conf.au
Each year a different team bids for the right to organise linux.conf.au in their city. The conference is widely regarded, and prominent members of the world wide Free and Open Source Software community attend regularly. Further details on the bidding and selection process, and information on how to organise the conference are made available on request to the Linux Australia council.
In 2017 linux.conf.au will return to Hobart, the capital of Tasmania. See hobart.lca2017.org for more info.
It all started in Melbourne back in 1999, with CALU: Conference of Australian Linux Users which was held at Monash University over 3 days in July 1999.
Renamed to linux.conf.au in 2001, it has grown to become one of the world's best technical Linux conferences.
It continues to be run by community volunteers for the community volunteers that have made Linux and Free and Open Source Software the phenomenon it is today.
2015 - Auckland: University of Auckland
- Eben Moglen
- Linus Torvalds
- Bob Young
2014 - Perth: University of Western Australia
- Dr Suelette Dreyfus
- Kate Chapman
- Matthew Garrett
- Jonathan Oxer
2013 - Canberra: Australian National University
- Bdale Garbee
- Radia Perlman
- "Bunnie" Huang
- Sir Tim Berners-Lee
2012 - Ballarat: University of Ballarat
- Bruce Perens
- Paul Fenwick
- Karen Sandler
- Jacob Appelbaum
2011 - Brisbane: Queenland University of Technology
- Eric Allman
- Vint Cerf
- Geoff Huston
- Mark Pesce
2010 - Wellington: Wellington Convention Centre
- Gabriella Coleman
- Benjamin Mako Hill
- Glyn Moody
- Nathan Torkington
2009 - Hobart: The University of Tasmania
- Tom Limoncelli - The Scarcity Mindset vs. The Abundance Mindset
- Angela Beesley - The future of Wikipedia and The Wikimedia Foundation
- Simon Phipps - Open, Free and Profitable?
2008 - Melbourne: The University of Melbourne
- Bruce Schneier - Reconceptualizing Security.
- Stormy Peters - Would you do it again for free?
- Anthony Baxter - Two Snake Enter, One Snake Leave?
Other presentations, video and audio - http://www.linux.org.au/conf/2008/programme/presentations.html
2007 - Sydney: University of New South Wales
- Chris Blizzard - Moving the Needle: The One Laptop Per Child Project
- Dr. Andrew S. Tanenbaum - Reliable Computing
- Kathy Sierra - Creating Passionate Users
Other presentations, video and audio - http://www.linux.org.au/conf/2007/Programme.html
2006 - Dunedin: University of Otago
- Dave Miller - 3 talks - Niagra, Linux TCP Developments and Kernel Developer Social Interactions
- Damian Conway - Sex and Violence: Technical and Social Lessons from the Perl 6 Development Process.
- Mark Shuttleworth - Improving Collaboration Between Open Source Projects
2005 - Canberra - Australian National University
- Andrew Tridgell - SAMBA development model
- Andrew Morton - 2.6 kernel development (management)
- Eben Moglen - Free Software, Future threats and challenges - Free radio.
2004 - Adelaide: The University of Adelaide
- Jon "Maddog" Hall - Programmers Are From Mars, Users/Managers/Companies are from Venus
- Bdale Garbee - Where Would You Like One Hundred Thousand Users to Go Today?
- havoc - The state of the Open-Source Desktop
2003 - Perth: The University of Western Australia
- Paul "Rusty" Russell - Hacking the kernel and looking cool while driving a fast car
- Bdale Garbee - Herding Wild Cats and Related Adventures - An Inside Look at the Debian Project
- Andrew Tridgell - Network analysis techniques
2002 - Brisbane: The University of Queensland
- Andrew Tridgell & Jeremy Allison - Ten Years of SAMBA
- Michi Henning - Computing Fallacies
- Theodore Tso - Ten Years of Linux
2001 - Sydney: University of New South Wales
- Alan Cox - World Domination: Classified Progress Report and Briefing
- David Miller - A Zero-copy and Delayed Fragment Reassembly Framework for Linux
- Andrew Tridgell - Inside the mind of... TiVo
1999 - Melbourne: Monash University
- Jon "Maddog" Hall - Take No Prisoners (Venimus, Vidimus, Dolavimus)