consists of three days of technical sessions concentrating on issues related to the development of Linux and Free Software.

This event incorporates the inaugural John Lions public lecture at the University of New South Wales, commemorating the contribution made by John Lions to the Unix and Open Systems community.

The following types of session are available:

Paper presentations1 hour
Work-in-progress presentations1/2 hour
Hands-on workshops2 hours
Birds of a Feather Sessions
Panel Sessions

Papers related to one or more of the following topics will be considered:

Please submit abstracts in plain text of up to 300 words, and include authors' names, affiliations, postal addresses, fax and phone numbers, and email addresses. Please also indicate the type and duration of session you wish to hold. For Birds of a Feather and Panel sessions, please provide an outline of the topic to be covered and a brief description of your background as relevant.

Abstracts are to be submitted via electronic mail to:

Final submissions are to be made electronically in one of the following formats: DocBook, PDF, PostScript, DVI, Latex or ASCII text. Hard copies should be sent only if electronic submission is not possible.

All software featured in presentations must be available, at the time of submission, in source form under a license complying with the Open Source Definition.

Important Deadlines:

Submission of Abstracts: Sep 30, 2000

Notification of Acceptance: Oct 31, 2000

Final Submission for Conference Proceedings: Nov 30, 2000

Papers accompanied by non-disclosure agreement forms can not be accepted, and will not be reviewed.

Financial Assistance

Some financial assistance is available for speakers' travel and accommodation in cases of need.


The University of New South Wales is situated in Kensington, Sydney. It is very close to Coogee Beach and only a short distance from the city centre. January is mid-summer in Australia.

Further Information is a collaborative effort by Linux Australia, the Sydney Linux Users Group and affiliated organisations. It is supported by the School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales. This event is a successor to the Conference for Australian Linux Users (CALU) held in Melbourne in July, 1999.

For updates, see the conference website:

For further information email the organising committee at:

Useful Links

CALU 1999:
Linux Australia:
Sydney Linux Users Group:
UNSW School of Computer Science and Engineering:
Coogee Beach