Linux Australia

Community Recognition Awards

During 2009 certificates were presented to three members of the Australian Free and Open Source Software community in recognition of their outstanding contribution to Linux Australia and

The 2009 Community Recognition Award recipients are

Janet Hawtin:
For designing the Linux Australia and Open Source Industry Australia logos and commitment to community development.

2009 Linux Australia Council Election Open

The Linux Australia Council Election 2009 is now open and members can nominate for all positions.

Tasmania's siren song draws world's top software brains.

For the first time the Australian state of Tasmania will play host to one of the world's largest and foremost software conferences,, when developers from around the world converge on Hobart to meet, learn and work together to advance their projects.

The Sandy Bay campus of the University of Tasmania, will be host to in Hobart, Tasmania from January 19 to 24, 2009.

Bidding for 2010 Open!

With 2009 in Hobart rapidly approaching, believe it or not but it's time to look at where 2010 will be. It's a lot of work to put on a (just ask anybody who's done it) and it's in common agreement that it takes "more than a year", which is why we're talking about 2010 now. - Hobart Conference 2009 Opens Call for Papers has announced the opening of the call for papers on Friday 4th July 2008, giving the open source software community the chance to present at one of the world's premier technical conferences.

Hobart TAS, Australia-- (4th July 2008) ---- The call for papers will remain open for a month, after which the best papers will be selected by an expert panel.

New Committee Elected

The elections for the Linux Australia Committee of 2008 have been completed and the results were announced yesterday at the AGM. Thankyou to all those who stood.

The new Committee is as follows:

  • President: Stewart Smith
  • Vice President: Steve Walsh
  • Treasurer: Anthony Towns
  • Secretary: Terry Dawson
  • Ordinary Committee Members:
    • Melissa Draper
    • Paul Schulz
    • James Turnbull

A great deal of thanks goes to our departing members:

Voting For The Linux Australia Executive Committee 2008

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Voting will commence for the 2008 Linux Australia Executive Committee this morning at 00:00 UTC which translates to the following:

WA: 9am
SA/NT: 10:30am
Vic/NSW/Tas: 11am
QLD: 10am

Voting will finish at 00:00 UTC on the 31st of January. Results will be announced at the Linux Australia AGM.

Good luck to all those who are standing, and remember, if you are unsure as to who you wish to vote for, ask the candidates questions.

Linux Australia Committee Elections - Nominations Are Now Open

Nominations for the Linux Australia Committee are now open.

If you would like to nominate someone please go to If you are a member then please login and browse to the elections page, select 2008 and follow the instructions to nominate your preferred candidate.


Tickets for selling fast!

Australia's premier open source event,, has closed early bird registrations and is on track to selling out, with 2/3 of the tickets already sold.

Each year software developers and users flock from around the globe to attend, Australia's annual technical conference about Free and Open Source Software.

"Based on the registrations so far, tickets could sell out prior to the event," said Conference Director Donna Benjamin. "We have a hard limit of 500 tickets this year." 08 - Keynote Secured

Team Mel8ourne announces their first keynote speaker and Emperor sponsor for 2008. With seven months to go, they're busy putting all the pieces together to put on Australia's largest conference for Free and Open Source Software contributors. This is the pre-eminent event for the Australian Free and Open Source Software community.

Bruce Schneier, a highly respected author and security technologist, will deliver a keynote address at the conference in January 2008 at the University of Melbourne.