History of linux.conf.au


Over the last 11 years linux.conf.au has grown from strength to strength. Hosted each year in one of Australasia's major centres, in 2010 linux.conf.au will be hosted by New Zealand's capital city, Wellington.

It all started in Melbourne back in 1999, with CALU: Conference of Australian Linux Users which was held at Monash University over 3 days in July 1999.

Renamed to linux.conf.au in 2001 it has grown to become one of the world's best technical Linux conferences.

It continues to be run by community volunteers for the community volunteers that have made Linux and Free and Open Source Software the phenomenon it is today.

2009 - Hobart

The University of Tasmania

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  • Tom Limoncelli
  • Angela Beesley
  • Simon Phipps

LCA2009 website

2008 - Melbourne

University of Melbourne

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  • Bruce Schneier - Reconceptualizing Security
  • Stormy Peters - Would you do it again for free?
  • Anthony Baxter - Two Snake Enter, One Snake Leave?

LCA2008 website

2007 - Sydney

University of New South Wales

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  • Chris Blizzard - Moving the Needle: The One Laptop Per Child Project
  • Dr. Andrew S. Tanenbaum - Reliable Computing
  • Kathy Sierra - Creating Passionate Users

LCA2007 website

2006 - Dunedin

University of Otago

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  • Dave Miller - 3 talks - Niagra, Linux TCP Developments and Kernel Developer Social Interactions
  • Damian Conway - Sex and Violence: Technical and Social Lessons from the Perl 6 Development Process.
  • Mark Shuttleworth - Improving Collaboration Between Open Source Projects

LCA2006 website

2005 - Canberra

Australian National University

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  • Andrew Tridgell - SAMBA development model
  • Andrew Morton - 2.6 kernel development (management)
  • Eben Moglen - Free Software, Future threats and challenges - Free radio.

LCA2005 website

2004 - Adelaide

The University of Adelaide

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  • Jon "Maddog" Hall - Programmers Are From Mars, Users/Managers/Companies are from Venus
  • Bdale Garbee - Where Would You Like One Hundred Thousand Users to Go Today?
  • havoc - The state of the Open-Source Desktop

LCA2004 website

2003 - Perth

The University of Western Australia

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  • Paul "Rusty" Russell - Hacking the kernel and looking cool while driving a fast car
  • Bdale Garbee - Herding Wild Cats and Related Adventures - An Inside Look at the Debian Project
  • Andrew Tridgell - Network analysis techniques

LCA2003 website

2002 - Brisbane

The University of Queensland

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  • Andrew Tridgell & Jeremy Allison - Ten Years of SAMBA
  • Michi Henning - Computing Fallacies
  • Theodore Tso - Ten Years of Linux

LCA2002 website

2001 - Sydney

University of New South Wales

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  • Alan Cox - World Domination: Classified Progress Report and Briefing
  • David Miller - A Zero-copy and Delayed Fragment Reassembly Framework for Linux
  • Andrew Tridgell - Inside the mind of... TiVo

LCA2001 website

1999 - Melbourne

Monash University (CALU)

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  • Jon "Maddog" Hall - Take No Prisoners (Venimus, Vidimus, Dolavimus)

LCA1999 website