linux.conf.au media release
Oracle Australia commits to Platinum
for linux.conf.au 2004
ADELAIDE, South Australia, Nov 13th, 2003
Linux Australia and the organisers of linux.conf.au are pleased to announce that Oracle Australia is Platinum Sponsor for Asia-Pacific's premier technical Linux conference, to be held
January 14 to 17, 2004, in Adelaide, South Australia.
Michael Davies Organiser of Linux.Conf.Au 2004 said, "The commitment
of an industry player like Oracle emphasises the serious
nature of Linux and the Open Source phenomenon. This is very good news
for the conference, for Linux users everywhere and especially for the
Linux developers who are attending the main conference."
Providing four days of intensive sessions, featuring some of
the best known Linux kernel developers and speakers from across the
globe, linux.conf.au is continuing the strong tradition of former years.
The program offers value to CIOs, IT managers and technicians, system
administrators, developers and general hobbyists, with a range of
benefits to each group.
An impressive line-up of Linux luminaries are scheduled to
Jon "maddog" Hall, Executive Director of Linux
Rasmus Lerdorf, Author of PHP
Bdale Garbee, HP Linux CTO
Andrew "tridge" Tridgell, Australian Linux hacker, best known for his
work on Samba and rsync
Damian Conway, the "Mad Scientist of Perl"
Philip Hazel, Author of "The Exim SMTP Mail Server"
This event attracts attendees from across the world and features
technology sessions, presentations, tutorials and keynote speakers,
covering a wide range of topics.
Don Smallwood, Senior Director, Marketing Oracle Australia and
New Zealand said, "Oracle
is delighted to be associated with the premier Linux event in
the Asia Pacific region. While Oracle products run on all major
platforms we regard Linux and its associated open source
technologies as the new paradigm in low cost, commodity computing.
Oracle is fully committed to supporting Linux and this conference
is an opportunity to showcase our commitment."
Davies added, "A unique feature of the 2004 program is the Oracle Professional
Delegates Networking Session to be held at the Adelaide Zoo. This will
present an opportunity for professionals to meet and
exchange ideas in a relaxed environment. We are very pleased to be able
to run the Networking Session again this year."
In addition to the main conference, Oracle will also be
sponsor for another major event prior to the main conference - the
"Linux and Open Source in Government Conference" - to
be held over two days on January 12th and 13th, 2003.
Entitled 'The Challenges', this conference will focus on best
practices, and be used as a platform for policy makers and IT officials to
share common experiences.
Participants will come from Government and public
departments, the academic sectors, and local, national and
Oracle has created a forum for an important
special interest group immediately before the opening of the
"The Linux and Open Source in Government Miniconf"
is an important statement nationally.
There is a growing interest by State and Federal IT decision
makers in Linux because it is an attractive, affordable
alternative to other, more expensive operating systems," said Mr Smallwood.
"We are seeing enormous growth from our own government customer base
in the adoption of Linux to run their mission critical business systems."
With the participation of the Australian Unix Users Group
and under the guidance of organiser Matt Geddes this miniconf opens a window on an important new sector of Linux-related activity.
Registration for the event is now open and accessible online
About Linux.Conf.Au 2004
Oracle is the world's largest enterprise software company. For more
information about Oracle, please visit the Web site at http://www.oracle.com
Every year, Linux Conference Australia brings together the
leading names in the Linux community to highlight the latest technology
break-throughs, new horizons for Linux and Open Source Computing.
This "roaming" conference is one of the major, international, grass-roots open-source conferences,
hosted in different Australian states, each year and supported by the Australia wide community.
IBM is the penguin sponsor of Linux.Conf.Au 2004.
In 2004, attendees will be presented with the opportunity to
have an indepth look at the technical aspects of Linux and Open
Source, including a groundbreaking Linux.Conf.Au 2004 Live CD, hands-on
tutorials, as well as some of the best presentations the Open Source community
Linux.conf.au 2004 will be an educational, thought-provoking,
The organising committee reports that registrations are heading towards a
capacity audience again in 2004, following sell-out crowds in previous years.
For more information about Linux.Conf.Au 2004, please visit the Web site at