Congratulations to the winners of the LCA2010 Funding Programmes!

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Friday 30 October 2009 – LCA2010 Organisers, in association with InternetNZ and Google, are proud to announce the recipients of the LCA2010 Funding Programmes!

The three funding programmes - InternetNZ Oceania Programme, InternetNZ Kiwi Fellowship and Google Diversity Programme - have been created to assist those delegates contributing to the Open Source community who, without financial assistance, would not be able to attend LCA2010. All funding recipients receive a Hobbyist ticket to attend LCA2010, accommodation for the week of the conference, and a contribution towards the costs of travel to Wellington.

"The winners of our Funding Programme will bring a wealth of experience to LCA2010", said Brenda Wallace, LCA2010 Funding Manager. "We are especially pleased to be able to fund delegates from Tuvalu, Tonga and the Philippines as part of the InternetNZ Oceania Programme".

InternetNZ Kiwi Fellowship - LCA2010 will be the first time the conference has been held in New Zealand's capital city, Wellington. LCA2010 and InternetNZ are proud to support New Zealanders contributing to the Open Source community by offering this funding programme.

Mark Osborne
Lynne Pope
Nicolas Steenhout

InternetNZ Oceania Programme - Many highly-skilled Open Source contributors are living throughout the greater Australasia and Pacific regions who, without financial assistance, would not be able to attend linux.conf.au. LCA2010 and InternetNZ are proud to offer this out-reach programme in support of those communities.

Etuate Cocker
Andy Fitzsimon
Opetaia Simati
Bernard Ugalde

Google Diversity Programme - LCA2010 and Google are proud to support diverse groups, such as people with disabilities, and women. The Google Diversity Programme is designed to ensure LCA2010 continues to be an open and welcoming conference for everyone.

Sara Falamaki
Elizabeth Garbee
Liz Henry
Emma Jane Hogbin
Nancy Mauro-Flude

For more information about linux.conf.au 2010 please see: http://www.lca2010.org.nz

About linux.conf.au

linux.conf.au is one of the world's best conferences for free and open source software! The coming linux.conf.au, LCA2010, will be held at the Wellington Convention Centre in Wellington, New Zealand from Monday 18th January to Saturday 23rd January 2010. LCA2010 is fun, informal and seriously technical, bringing together Free and Open Source developers, users and community champions from around the world. LCA2010 is the second time linux.conf.au has been held in New Zealand, with the first being Dunedin in 2006.

For more information see: http://www.lca2010.org.nz/

About Linux Australia

Linux Australia is the peak body for Linux User Groups (LUGs) around Australia, and as such represents approximately 5000 Australian Linux users and developers. Linux Australia facilitates the organisation of this international Free Software conference in a different Australasian city each year.

For more information see: http://www.linux.org.au/

Emperor Penguin Sponsors

LCA2010 is proud to acknowledge the support of our Emperor Penguin Sponsors, InternetNZ, Google, IBM and HP.

For more information about InternetNZ, see: http://www.internetnz.org.nz/

For more information about Google, see: http://www.google.com/

For more information about IBM, see: http://www.ibm.com

For more information about HP, see: http://www.hp.com