'Linux Australia has signed an agreement with auDA which now grants us use of this domain for the foreseeable future. We even have a proper whois record now, which might make it a bit easier to get an SSL certificate!'
Ferlito thanked several individuals involved with the organisation '” Steve Walsh and Mark Tearle - who had made submissions to the auDA panel on the matter, as well as others who had responded to an auDA survey. 'I'd especially like to thank Steve for going through the very tedious process for the last few years to ensure that linux.conf.au was actually available for the 6 months each year that we were allowed to use it,' he wrote.
As of now, the linux.conf.au site is functional, with the domain name pointing to the site for the upcoming Ballarat conference next year. The conference is one of the largest international conferences devoted to Linux and open source software, with a number of high profile individuals having attended it over the years, including Linux founder Linux Torvalds '” pictured above at the conference in 2009 shaving the beard of Hewlett-Packard Linux CTO Bdale Garbee as to raise money for the endangered Tasmanian Devil species.
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