Grants Program 2019 now open

Grants Program 2019 now open

Linux Australia is pleased and very proud to announce the opening of the 2019 Linux Australia Grants program.  Up to $AUD 35,000 is available for distribution to open source, open data, open government, open education, open hardware and open culture projects as part of the organisation's support of free and open source systems and communities in the region.   In 2018, the Linux Australia Grants program supported Drupal, Code Club, CiviCRM and a hackathon.  Details about these grants can be found in our 2017-2018 Annual Report[1].   More information about the grants process can be found on our Grants webpage [...]

Joshua Hesketh awarded the Rusty Wrench 2019

At the recent linux.conf.au 2019, held in Christchurch, New Zealand, former Linux Australia President, and current Vice-President, Joshua Hesketh, was awarded the Rusty Wrench for outstanding service to the Australian opensource community. Prior to being awarded the Rusty Wrench, Josh had served with distinction on the Linux Australia Council for several years, including three terms as President. He has also been instrumental in two Hobart, Tasmania-based linux.conf.au events, in 2009 and 2017. He has also volunteered on several safety, diversity and inclusion teams, in so doing strengthening and widening our community. Currently employed by Germany-based SuSE, Josh embodies all the [...]

December update, and a happy holidays to all

Hi everyone, Firstly on behalf of the Council we hope that this message finds you happy, healthy and enjoying the holidays - but perhaps not so much the heat that is visiting upon much of the country - stay safe and cool. This is our last communication for 2018, and there's quite a lot to get through, so without further ado, our December update! Declaration of election, Council positions available and call for Agenda items for AGM It may be dry and boring for most people, but as an Incorporated Association, there are a few bits and pieces that legally [...]