Perth, Western Australia (October 2, 2002) - Linux.Conf.Au 2003 is
pleased to announce that registrations for this year's conference
are now open. People from anywhere in the world are invited to attend.
Registration has three main flavours:
Professional registrations are for people who are being sent along by their
company or organisation. Hobbyist registrations are for people who are sending
themselves, whilst Concession registrations are for Students, the unemployed,
pensioners, with valid supporting evidence (e.g., current student card).
A professional registration gets you access to all events, including the
Conference Dinner, and the Professional Networking Session where you get to
meet with and talk to all speakers. Furthermore, your organisation's name will
be listed as having attended. Professional registration costs AUD$550.
You've worked hard but you're not being sent - you are hitching. A
hobbyist registration is AUD$250, while a Concession registration is AUD$99
(we're desparately trying to keep this under AUD$100 for you!). Hobbyists and
Concessions are able to include the conference dinner as an option on
registration. The cost is an additional AUD$50.
If you register with a Concession you will be required to provide proof of
eligibility on the first day of the conference.
Accomodation is available on The University of Western Australia campus at
the University's own college accomodation, Currie Hall. Our registration
form has an option for you to notify Currie Hall of your intended dates
of arrival and departure if you wish to take this up, otherwise you are
free to leave these fields blank and find your own accomodation in Perth.
Currie Hall is charging AUD$45 per night for a single room (with pedestal
fan), including breakfast; all transactions with them are conducted
separately to the conference.
Early registrations for Linux.Conf.Au help us to determine how much money we
have to fly in interesting speakers from around the world. As an incentive
to register early, we're offering a copy of 'Just For Fun', by Linus
Torvalds, to one of the first 100 people registered, thanks to
Linux.Conf.Au is being supported by CommSecure
its credit card processing; we thank them for offering their services to us.
CommSecure provides a very safe way for you to pay for your registration. We
recommend using credit cards to pay for this, as you will recieve a Tax Invoice
/ Receipt within minutes of the transaction being confirmed and processed.
Alternate methods of payment may be arranged by contacting the organisers.
We will accept Australian personal cheques and international money orders,
but there will be some delay in processing these. If you can use a credit
card it will be much easier for us!
Please note that Linux.Conf.Au is a non-profit conference. All organisers
are volunteers from the Linux community. Any money charged goes directly
into making this, and future, conferences a success. We appreciate your
support and hope you will join us for Linux.Conf.Au 2003.
Linux.Conf.Au 2003 is sponsored by:
- IBM - The Penguin Sponsor (Principal Sponsor)
- Functional Software - Major Sponsor
- The University of Western Australia - Venue Sponsor
- OSDN - Online Media Sponsor
- CommSecure - Credit Card Broking Sponsor
- Sun Microsystems - Regional Delegate Sponsor
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
Linux.conf.au is a national 'roaming' conference under the auspices of Linux
(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.
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
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
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MEDIA RELEASE CONTACTS:
Perth Linux Users' Group Inc
+61 417 772 286 (GMT +0800)
Linux Australia Inc
LCA 2003, Perth Linux Users' Group Inc
+61 402 291 684 (GMT +0800)