December 16, 2002 2003 announces Sun Microsystems(tm)

Bernard Blackham writes "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.

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 site

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

About is a national 'roaming' conference under the auspices of Linux Australia Inc. 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 "", 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.



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