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.
A new industry alliance has been formed with the aim of shaping and leading debate on the future of a digitally-enabled Australia and the country’s development of digital infrastructure beyond 2020.
Four IT organisations have formed an alliance to develop a vision of a digitally-enabled Australia.
The main Linux user group in Victoria has decided to hold a vote at a special general meeting on 2 November on whether to wind up and become a sub-committee of Linux Australia, the umbrella organisation for Linux user groups in the country.
Linux Australia has done a backflip on its stance over privacy advocate Jacob Appelbaum who was recently thrown out of several software groupings following numerous accusations of sexual harassment.
Linux Australia has predictably chosen to take the safe option in the case of well-known privacy advocate Jacob Appelbaum who has been chucked out of various free software projects and associations after sexual misconduct charges were levelled at him.
An iTWire article appears to have resulted in Linux Australia seeing the folly of not having proper arrangements in place for hosting its website.
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.
Linux Australia has suffered a second leak of data from its servers, according to a message sent to its main mailing list by president Joshua Hesketh.
Linux Australia considered a bid to buy publicity back in May, and then had to abandon the idea because the project it sought to influence had obtained enough funding and shut its door.
A public server belonging to Linux Australia, the umbrella group for Linux user groups in the country, was breached on March 22, and the personal information of members may have been stolen.
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 Users of Victoria (LUV), the biggest Linux user group in the state, has voted down a proposal to disincorporate and become a sub-committee of Linux Australia.
Two years ago, the first PyCon Australia, a conference devoted to the Python programming language, was held in Sydney because the local developer community saw the need for a targeted conference.
The Linux Australia council thinks it is time for the organisation to change its name in order to represent the focus of its community.
Last year, in its annual budget, Linux Australia allocated a sum of $5000 for media training. The entire amount was unspent.
At the 13th Australian national Linux conference that begins in Ballarat on Monday, all presentation material has to be suitable for people aged 12 and above.
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