Joshua Hesketh awarded the Rusty Wrench 2019

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 [...]

Linux Australia joins Open Source Initiative

Linux Australia, Inc - the organisation representing thousands of Linux and open source community members in Australia - was recently accepted as a member of the Open Source Initiative--the global non-profit working to promote and protect open source software--further strengthening international relationships with partner organisations committed to free and open source software, hardware and culture. The Open Source Initiative is the steward of the Open Source Definition (OSD) and the community-recognised body for reviewing and approving licenses as OSD-conformant. The organisation’s members play an important role across the world in community building, education and public advocacy to promote the importance [...]