Claims that Linux Australia has a ban in place on well-known kernel developer Ted Ts'o attending the organisation's annual national conference — which is known as LCA — have been denied by LA president Kathy Reid.
Well-known privacy advocate and developer Jacob Appelbaum is no longer a member of the Debian GNU/Linux project, with his status as developer having been revoked as of 18 June.
Last month, the Linux Australia secretary, Sae Ra Germaine, posted to the publicly-available Linux-aus mailing list that the organisation's website had been disrupted due to hosting changes. Under its current mindset, this problem is only bound to re-occur.
The Australian national Linux conference has not made a loss in 2015 after a disastrous 2014, according to the president of Linux Australia, Joshua Hesketh.
The voting numbers for the Linux Australia 2015 election are showing a downward trend, according to the minutes of the organisation's general body meeting, with current numbers down to 70 per cent of the 2014 figure.
At least two members of Linux Australia have criticised the attitude of members who have raised questions about an iTWire staff member who attempted to contest the organisation's elections.
The Linux Australia council thinks it is time for the organisation to change its name in order to represent the focus of its community.
Thirteen years have gone by since the first Australian national Linux conference was held, but the event is still driven by the same category of people: volunteers.
When Ballarat makes its debut in January 2012 as the first regional centre to host Australia's national Linux conference, it will also see a number of first-timers involved on the organisational front.
The organisers of next year's Australian national Linux conference have extended the date for submission of proposals for papers or presentations.
How do you set up a network for a large conference without switches? The short answer is you can't; if you don't have your own, then there is no option but to buy or borrow them.
The man behind the next Australian national Linux conference is an academic, a retiring type not exactly prone to bluff and bluster. He and his team are quietly getting things ready for the last week of January 2011 when a host of geeks will converge on Brisbane for the 12th LCA, the second to be held in the city since the conference was first held in 1999.
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