[H-ANNOUNCE] Linux.conf.au 2003 announces Sun Microsystems(tm) Regional Delegate Program Recipients
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>From the friendly folk at LCA.
Secretary of HUMBUG 2002/2003 mailto:secretary at humbug.org.au
Home Unix Machine - Brisbane User Group http://www.humbug.org.au/
Linux . conf . au
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Linux.conf.au 2003 announces Sun Microsystems(tm) Regional Delegate Program
Perth, Western Australia (December 16, 2002) - Linux.Conf.Au is pleased to
announce that the Sun Microsystems Regional Delegate Program has come to its
conclusion, and the regional Linux User Groups (LUGs) around Australia have
chosen their candidates. We'd like to thank each of these User Groups for
their efforts in finding our winners, and encouraging people to get involved
Each of our winners will receive:
* Economy return ticket from their closest major airport to Perth
* Accommodation at Currie Hall for the duration of the Conference
* Professional Registration pass for Linux.Conf.Au 2003
... all thanks to Sun Microsystems Australia.
And the winners are:
ACT: Simon Burton
New South Wales: Angus Lees
Northern Territory: Gerard Reid
Queensland: Eric Faccer
South Australia: Ian Loxton
Tasmania: Lauchlin Wilkinson
Victoria: Grant Diffey
Western Australia: Harry McNally
Linux.Conf.Au represents the focus of the Australian Linux and Open Source
development community; each of these people now have the opportunity to join
in. However, Linux.Conf.Au is open to anyone; registrations are still open on
the conference web site at http://www.linux.conf.au/
To everyone who entered, thank you for your participation. We're hoping that
you can stay in contact with your local User Group and continue to contribute
to the Linux community.
The organisers of Linux.Conf.Au would also like to thank Sun Microsystems
Australia for their support of this initative to help extend the reach of the
About Perth Linux Users' Group Inc.
PLUG is a non-profit association for the Linux and Open Source community and
aims to promote and assist this community through fortnightly seminars and
workshops providing the opportunity to connect face-to-face with industry
speakers and other Linux users. In addition to the free email discussion
list, PLUG provides news, technical support, resources and forums on the web
* About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision - "The Network Is The
Computer[tm]" - has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to
its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware,
software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more
than 100 countries and on the World Wide Web at www.sun.com.au
* About Linux.conf.au
Linux.conf.au is a national 'roaming' conference under the auspices of Linux
Australia Inc (http://www.linux.org.au/). Its original incarnation was under
the name "Conference of Australian Linux Users" (CALU), held in Melbourne at
Monash University in 1999. In January 2001 it was renamed to "Linux.conf.au",
and held in Sydney at the University of New South Wales under the direction
of the Sydney Linux User Group (SLUG). In February 2002 it was held in
Brisbane at the University of Queensland under the direction of the Home Unix
Machine Brisbane User Group (HUMBUG).
LCA has a very high standing in the international community for having a very
technically focused, yet relaxed conference schedule. All presenters are
selected from the community are of the highest calibre.
* About Linux
Linux is a core part of a modern multi-user computer operating system
developed by a world-wide network of enthusiasts and professionals, and is
available for free under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).
This license is special in that it specifically permits the end user access
to the underlying source code that creates the Linux kernel, and permits them
rights to modify it and redistribute it. The GPL is available from the Free
Software Foundation (http://www.fsf.org). It is this model of license that
leads to a "peer review" model of software development, since no part of the
program remains undisclosed to any interested party.
Many organisations including IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Dell Computer and Sun
Microsystems are adopting Linux kernel based operating systems for a variety
of tasks, from network servers to personal desktop machines and palm-sized
The Linux kernel, in combination with a large selection of "user space" tools
and utility programs are combined to create complete computer operating
systems, for example, Debian, Red Hat, SuSE, and MandrakeSoft.
As well as operating on commodity Intel based personal computers, Linux also
runs on a number of other types of computers, such as large mainframes and
commercial network servers, down to pocket organisers and wrist watches.
More information on Linux is available from http://www.linux.com/.
Linux(R) is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
Other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo are trademarks or registered
trademarks in the United States and in other countries.
MEDIA RELEASE CONTACTS:
Perth Linux Users' Group Inc
+61 417 772 286 (GMT +0800)
james at rcpt.to
Linux Australia Inc
akumria at linux.org.au
Sun Microsystems Australia
+61 2 9844 5278
catherine.vissiere at sun.com
LCA 2003, Perth Linux Users' Group Inc
+61 402 291 684 (GMT +0800)
dagobah at blackham.com.au
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