October 16, 2002

Linux.conf.au 2003 announces Sun Microsystems(tm)

Bernard B writes "Linux.conf.au 2003
is pleased to announce that Sun
Microsystems
will sponsor the Linux.conf.au 2003
Regional Delegate
Program
, to assist deserving people across Australia to
attend Linux.conf.au in January 2003.

The Linux.conf.au 2003 Sun Microsystems Regional Delegate Program
is an initiative of Linux.conf.au to help extend the reach of the
conference to all parts of the country.

As part of its ongoing support of the Linux movement, Sun
Microsystems will sponsor one delegate from every Australian
state and territory to attend the Linux.conf.au 2003 in Perth.
Under the Sun(tm) sponsorship package, the chosen delegate will
receive a full Professional Registration for the conference
(including a ticket to the Conference Dinner) and free
travel[1] and accommodation[2] for the duration
of the conference.

"Sun is delighted to be able to support innovation among the
Australian Linux community. Our commitment to open source is no
secret. Sun has contributed over 8 millions of lines of code to
the open source community over the years, and continues to
release new technologies that support Linux developers and
users," said Duncan Bennet, Director, Linux Products, Sun
Microsystems Australia.

Addressing LinuxWorld in August this year, Scott McNealy,
President, Chairman and CEO of Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced
the company would provide more Linux code, LSB compliance,
continued investment, additional engineering resources and
ongoing support for the open source community overall.

"Watch out for more contributions to the Linux movement from Sun
in coming months," Bennet said.

The Linux.conf.au 2003 Sun Microsystems Regional Delegate Program
is being run by each state and territory, and administered by the
relevant regional Linux User Group (LUG). Potential applicants
should contact the selected user group in their state or
territory for more information. For more information, please
visit http://www.linux.conf.au/rdp.html

Winning delegates will be announced on December 7, 2002 on the
Linux.conf.au 2003 web site
(http://www.linux.conf.au/)
and will be notified by email.

"We would like to thank Sun Microsystems for their support of
Linux.conf.au 2003. With the help of leading vendors such as Sun,
User Groups like HUMBUG can provide real assistance to Australia
developers and users and advance the Linux operating
system.", said Clinton Roy, Vice-President HUMBUG (Home Unix
Machine Brisbane User Group)

[1] Travel from the closest major airport.
[2] Accomodation for 7 nights in Currie Hall at the University of Western
Australia.

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 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 170 countries and on the
World Wide Web at
http://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).

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
James Bromberger
james@rcpt.to

Linux Australia Inc
Anand Kumria
treasurer@linux.org.au

Sun Microsystems Australia
Catherine Vissiere
catherine.vissiere@sun.com

PUBLICITY CONTACT:
LCA 2003, Perth Linux Users' Group Inc
Bernard Blackham
bnf@blackham.com.au

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