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LCA2013 - I’m Excited

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 Posted in Computing, General | No Comments »

At the opening of LCA2011 this week, Linux Australia President John Ferlito announced that the bidding process for LCA2013 would open earlier than usual and he encouraged people to start talking to their friends about running LCA2013. Well, an enthusiastic crew ...

Linux Conf is only weeks away

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 Posted in Computing, General | No Comments »

It's less than six weeks now until LCA2011 and I'm excited. LCA is one of the world's best technical conferences and if you have even a passing interest in Open Source Software, you owe it to yourself to get along ...

Teaching Open Source Software Development

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 Posted in Computing, General | 1 Comment »

A few weeks ago I was chatting with a member of the School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Ballarat about the existence of teaching materials designed to introduce students to open source software development. Sasha ...

The Joy of Upgrade

Sunday, August 8th, 2010 Posted in Computing, General | 2 Comments »

As a long time Linux user, one of the things I always look forward to is the periodic upgrade of my home desktop PC to the latest and greatest Linux distribution. New toys, new look and feel, new kernel and ...

Is it Linux or Free Software or…

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 Posted in Computing, General | 1 Comment »

In case you missed it, Linux Australia wants to know what you think about Open Source or Free and Open Source or Open Culture or Open Standards or... you get the idea. We have a survey running until May ...

Digital Preservation Software Platform Installer

Monday, May 10th, 2010 Posted in Computing, General | 2 Comments »

The various software components of the Digital Preservation Software Platform developed by our team at the National Archives of Australia have been available as free software via the sourceforge web site for years. We started out with our Xena software which ...