Bret Busby | 3 Oct 06:55 2007
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[plug] Open Source WA Symposium, 4th Oct (fwd)


The message below, has just been received.

Pity that the WA state government is apparently trying to turn open 
source computing in the state, into "secret government business".

Why the WA DIR and the WASP did not each contact PLUG and Linux 
Australia for input and involvement, is not yet known.

But then, it was the WA state government, that shut down the Open Source 
facility in Bentley, and the SEAWA, through eliminating funding.

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Jonathan Oxer | 3 Oct 08:32 2007
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Re: [plug] Open Source WA Symposium, 4th Oct (fwd)

Hi Bret,

> Pity that the WA state government is apparently trying to turn open 
> source computing in the state, into "secret government business".
> 
> Why the WA DIR and the WASP did not each contact PLUG and Linux 
> Australia for input and involvement, is not yet known.

Thanks for pointing out the event, Bret. I'm just happy to see them
organising something - no point worrying about why LA wasn't consulted!
The more FOSS-related events the better. I've just sent off a message to
the event organiser introducing Linux Australia in case they weren't
aware of us previously.

If anyone happens to be going along to the Symposium I'd be very
interested to hear a report.

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Mark Phillips | 3 Oct 08:47 2007
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Re: [plug] Open Source WA Symposium, 4th Oct (fwd)

On Wed, 2007-10-03 at 16:32 +1000, Jonathan Oxer wrote:
> Hi Bret,
> 
> > Pity that the WA state government is apparently trying to turn open 
> > source computing in the state, into "secret government business".
> > 
> > Why the WA DIR and the WASP did not each contact PLUG and Linux 
> > Australia for input and involvement, is not yet known.
> 
> Thanks for pointing out the event, Bret. I'm just happy to see them
> organising something - no point worrying about why LA wasn't consulted!
> The more FOSS-related events the better. I've just sent off a message to
> the event organiser introducing Linux Australia in case they weren't
> aware of us previously.

And, I hope OSIA, or should I send a separate email :-)

Mark
Pia Waugh | 4 Oct 01:02 2007

Re: go

Hey Horatio,

<quote who="Aguido Horatio Davis">

> Apropos of absolutely nothing, how many on this list:
> 
> a) Attend LCA (or would like to), and
> b) Play the ancient oriental board game of go?

I'm in!

Cheers,
Pia

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Pia Waugh | 4 Oct 00:48 2007

Re: [plug] Open Source WA Symposium, 4th Oct (fwd)

Hi all,

<quote who="Mark Phillips">

> > Thanks for pointing out the event, Bret. I'm just happy to see them
> > organising something - no point worrying about why LA wasn't consulted!
> > The more FOSS-related events the better. I've just sent off a message to
> > the event organiser introducing Linux Australia in case they weren't
> > aware of us previously.
> 
> And, I hope OSIA, or should I send a separate email :-)

They certainly know all about LA and OSIA, I helped them coordinate some of
the speakers :) Basically this event is meant to be a low key Government and
big business education event for CIO/Director/CEO people interested in
finding out more about FOSS. I should have blogged about this weeks ago but
have been crazy busy on the roadshow :) I've just blogged about it and about
the survey they have just launched replicating the efforts of AGIMO
federally to understand the use of FOSS in WA. It is great to see one of the
states doing some great stuff as everyone else has got a little slack :)

  http://pipka.org/

This is also a followup project from DOIR on the Open Source resource
centre, which lived out its originally planned lifecycle and now they want
to know better ways to help the WA Gov and market understand FOSS, hence
this Symposium. Open Source WA still lives in a different form :)

  http://www.opensource.wa.gov.au/

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Aguido Horatio Davis | 4 Oct 01:35 2007
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Re: go

On Thu, Oct 04, 2007 at 09:02:38AM +1000, Pia Waugh wrote:
> Hey Horatio,
> 
> <quote who="Aguido Horatio Davis">
> 
> > Apropos of absolutely nothing, how many on this list:
> > 
> > a) Attend LCA (or would like to), and
> > b) Play the ancient oriental board game of go?
> 
> I'm in!
> 

In to what? *he says innocently* :)

As it happens, I _was_ wondering whether an informal pair go tournament
and BOF would be feasible at the next couple of LCAs. Melbourne is close
to the strongest go community in Australia at the moment, and LCA 2008 is
at the University:

   http://www.spgo.org.au/

and if Brisbane's 2009 bid gets up, I could organise something here out
of the local go club's resources. Go sets are a pain to transport to
another city, but in these cases the logistics would work. 

With only two players, at least it will be easy to determine a winner.  :)

Cheers,

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Pia Waugh | 4 Oct 04:10 2007

Re: go

Hi Horatio,

<quote who="Aguido Horatio Davis">

> In to what? *he says innocently* :)
> 
> As it happens, I _was_ wondering whether an informal pair go tournament
> and BOF would be feasible at the next couple of LCAs. Melbourne is close
> to the strongest go community in Australia at the moment, and LCA 2008 is
> at the University:
> 
>    http://www.spgo.org.au/

That's what I figured, I'm in! ;)

> and if Brisbane's 2009 bid gets up, I could organise something here out
> of the local go club's resources. Go sets are a pain to transport to
> another city, but in these cases the logistics would work. 
> 
> With only two players, at least it will be easy to determine a winner.  :)

Heh :) Yeah, you!

Cheers,
Pia

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Robi Karp | 5 Oct 00:45 2007

Software Engineering Job at FST

Apologies for the shameless on-list ad, but the usual channel
(linux.org.au/jobs) is broken.

FST is looking for an experienced software engineer.  The details are
here:  http://www.fluffyspider.com/careers.html 

If you are interested please apply.  If you know anyone who might be
please refer them.

Thanks,

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Mick Pollard | 12 Oct 06:29 2007
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linux.org.au website problems

Hi all,

Just a note to whomever looks after the linux aus website but a mysql table looks to be sick.

user warning: Table './linuxaus/accesslog' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: INSERT
INTO accesslog (title, path, url, hostname, uid, sid, timer, timestamp) values('About Linux
Australia', 'node/2', '', '203.132.228.2', 0, '79acb1871c677884bff3aaf9d42374cc', 165,
1192163162) in /srv/linux.org.au/www/includes/database.mysql.inc on line 172.

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James Purser | 12 Oct 07:02 2007

Re: linux.org.au website problems

On Fri, 2007-10-12 at 14:29 +1000, Mick Pollard wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> Just a note to whomever looks after the linux aus website but a mysql table looks to be sick.
> 
> user warning: Table './linuxaus/accesslog' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: INSERT
INTO accesslog (title, path, url, hostname, uid, sid, timer, timestamp) values('About Linux
Australia', 'node/2', '', '203.132.228.2', 0, '79acb1871c677884bff3aaf9d42374cc', 165,
1192163162) in /srv/linux.org.au/www/includes/database.mysql.inc on line 172.
> 
> 
> Cheers

Fixed.
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