Australia's premier open source event, linux.conf.au, 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 Linux.conf.au, 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."
LCA returns to its hometown of Melbourne in 2008, running from January 28 to February 2 at the University of Melbourne.
Keynote speakers include international guests Stormy Peters, Director of Community and Partner Programs at Open Logic, and security expert and pundit Bruce Schneier.
The local keynote will be given by Anthony Baxter. Anthony is the release manager for Python. He has been involved in the open-source community for more than a decade, largely working in Python and, in the last few years, on Python. He works at Google Australia.
The main conference programme features an array of speakers from different fields presenting on the Linux kernel, the X Window System, media, applications, desktop, law, security and usability.
In addition to the main programme, this year's conference will feature sixteen mini-confs. Mini-confs are dedicated conference streams for specific communities of interest including:
- Community Wireless, Debian, Multimedia, Security, Distro Summit, Kernel,
- Embedded, Fedora, Virtualisation, Gentoo, LinuxChix, GNOME, System
- Administration, MySQL, Education, Gaming.
linux.conf.au (http://linux.conf.au/) is Australia's annual technical conference about Free Software. Fun, informal and seriously technical, linux.conf.au draws together Free and Open Source Software developers from across the world. It will be held from January 28th to February 2nd, 2008 at The University of Melbourne.
About Linux Australia
Linux Australia (http://www.linux.org.au/) is the peak body for Linux User Groups (LUGs) around Australia, and as such represents approximately 5000 Australian Linux users and developers. Linux Australia facilitates the organisation of this international Free Software conference in a different Australasian city each year.