[H-ANNOUNCE] Linux.conf.au 2003 Paper Submission Extension

Raymond Smith zzrasmit at uqconnect.net
Wed Jul 24 08:52:53 EDT 2002


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Subject: [lca-announce] Linux.conf.au 2003 Paper Submission Extension

Linux . conf . au


EVENT RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Linux.conf.au announces Paper Submission Extension


Perth, Western Australia (July 21, 2002) - Linux.conf.au is pleased to
announce an encore to its Call for Papers for Linux.conf.au 2003, to be held
in Perth, Western Australia in January 2003.

This `Second Call For Papers' is to permit further contributions to be put
forward for review. LCA has recieved many submissions in the last few weeks,
however formal reviews will not begin until August 1st, and thus we are
allowing further submissions until this point in time.

Our range of submissions recieved thus far have been broad; from Kernel-
hacking to usability.

Please see http://www.linux.conf.au/cfp.html for the requirements for the
Call For Papers.





* About Perth Linux Users' Group Inc.
------------------------------------

PLUG is a 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 site
(http://www.plug.linux.org.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 being a very
technically focused, yet relaxed conference schedule. All presenters are
selected from the community are of the highest calibre.



* About Linux
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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, and Dell Computer are
adopting Linux kernel based operating systems for a variety of tasks, from
network servers to personal desktop machines and palm-sized devices.

The Linux kernel, in combination with a large selection of "user space" tools
and utility programs are combined to create a 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.



MEDIA RELEASE CONTACTS:
Perth Linux Users' Group Inc
James Bromberger
+61 417 772 286 (GMT +0800)
james at rcpt.to

Linux Australia Inc
Anand Kumria
akumria at linux.org.au

PUBLICITY CONTACT:
LCA 2003, Perth Linux Users' Group Inc
Bernard Blackham
+61 402 291 684 (GMT +0800)
bernard at blackham.com.au



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