Linux and Open Source in Government
Adelaide, 12–13 January 2004
Linux.conf.au is proud to announce the
first annual Australian conference on Linux and Open Source in Government.
Sponsored by Oracle and organised as a
miniconference of the Linux.conf.au in
cooperation with Linux Australia and AUUG, the conference will be held in Adelaide,
South Australia, on 12 and 13 January 2004. Titled “The
Challenges,” this conference will focus on best practices, raise
awareness and share experiences amongst Policy Makers and IT officials.
Participants will come from Government and public departments, the academic
sectors, and local, national and international organizations.
7 January 2004
Our conference starts in less than a week, and we have a great programme for you.
Distinguished speakers, including Dr. Andrew Southcott MP, representing The Hon. Darryl
Williams, Federal Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts,
Senator Kate Lundy, Federal Shadow Minister for Information Technology, Sport and Recreation,
and the Arts, and The Hon. Ian Gilfillan, Deputary Parliamentary Leader, S.A. Democrats,
will join practitioners from public and private sectors to discuss the importance of open
source software software to the government.
Media interest in the conference is high, and that reflects the growing popularity and
wide success of the technology.
We look forward to seeing you at the conference next Monday.
20 November 2003
The organising committee is pleased to announce the conference programme.
Many fine proposals were received, making it difficult to choose which submissions
to accept and which to reject, and the final lineup highlights the great importance
of this technology to the government sector. In addition to the accepted
papers, the conference will include papers by distinguished speakers, including
shadow IT minister Senator Kate Lundy, Dr Andrew Southcott MP and SA Democrat Ian
Gilfillan MLC, who introduced Australia's first Open Source Bill to the SA Assembly
31 October 2003
The Call for Papers has closed and we have received a pleasing number of quality
submissions. The programme committee is currently evaluating each of the
submissions and will begin notifying successful applicants once the best and most
appropriate submissions have been decided upon.
The location of this event will be Union Hall at Adelaide University. If
you're not sure where this is, the Linux.conf.au conference committee has provided
more details of the