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Thursday, 13 January 2011 03:49

Jan 17 D-Day for decision on LCA 2011


A decision on whether to go ahead with the 12th Australian national Linux conference, which is scheduled to be held in Brisbane from January 24 to 29, will be made on Monday, January 17.

Brisbane is reeling from the impact of floods which have forced evacuation of many suburbs. A total of 13 people have been killed in the floods which have affected many areas of Queensland.

A post from John Ferlito, the president of Linux Australia, the apex body under whose auspices the event is organised, said while it appeared that the most important venues would be okay, one of the most important factors that would help in making the decision was the impact that 700+ delegates would have on the city of Brisbane.

"Early next week the team will be getting in contact with the mayor and premier's offices to get their input into our decision making process," he wrote.

"While we have all hopes that the conference will proceed at this stage, it is simply too early to say whether the conference will go ahead or not.

"A final go or no go decision will be made on Monday the 17th. The council will meet with the committee on the afternoon of the 17th and we hope to have an announcement out by 7pm."

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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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