Wednesday, 25 January 2012 10:51

Canberra to host 2013 Linux conference

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Rather fittingly, given that it will celebrate its 100th birthday next year, the Australian capital, Canberra, will host the 14th national Linux conference in January 2013.


Only one bid was received for hosting the conference next year.

The conference will be held from January 28 to February 2, which includes the Australia Day public holiday. This is not unusual as it happened in Brisbane in 2011 too.

Canberra has hosted the conference once before, in 2005.

In a related development, John Ferlito has been re-elected uncontested as president of Linux Australia for 2012. He took over from James Turnbull midway through 2010 when the latter left for the US to take up an employment opportunity, and was elected in his own right in 2011.

Other officials for 2012 are Michael Carden (vice-president), Peter Lieverdink (secretary), Joshua Hesketh (treasurer), James Polley and Bianca Gibson (ordinary committee members).

The position of third ordinary committee member will be decided through an online by-election with Francois Marier, Clinton Roy and Anibal Monsalve Salazar having been nominated.

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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