Anestis Kozakis | 1 Oct 05:36 2009

Fwd: [Announce] auDA invites proposals for new 2LDs, and

 From the auDA  mailing list.

Not the issue about and .



To: <announce@...>
Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2009 13:28:23 +1000 (EST)
Subject: [Announce] auDA invites proposals for new 2LDs, and

auDA has today issued an invitation for proposals for new 2LDs and 
for the re-activation of and
The deadline for proposals and nominations is Monday 30 November 2009.

Additional information is available on the 
<>auDA website.


Paul Szyndler | Public Affairs Officer
auDA - The Australian Domain Name Administrator
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Michael Davies | 2 Oct 07:42 2009

The merger of joxer and xkcd

Michael Davies           "Do what you think is interesting, do something that
michael@...    you think is fun and worthwhile, because otherwise  you won't do it well anyway." -- Brian Kernighan
Peter Miller | 6 Oct 13:50 2009

CodeCon 2009

It's that time of year again, and I'm running another CodeCon.  That's
coding and camping, for the uninitiated.  Real tents, no Internet, no
phone reception.  I do hire a generator, so the laptops still work.

This year we return to Olney State Forest, in the NSW Central Coast
hinterlands.  Last time we were there, several ultra-urban geeks learned
the binary chop technique can be applied to logs, with a fire.

Information and driving instructions may be found at

(Btw, who has blog entries for previous CodeCons?  I'd like to link.)

Peter Miller <pmiller@...>

PGP public key ID: 1024D/D0EDB64D
fingerprint = AD0A C5DF C426 4F03 5D53  2BDB 18D8 A4E2 D0ED B64D
See or any PGP keyserver for public key.

"A computer is like air conditioning: it becomes useless when you open
windows." -- Linus Torvalds

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Donna Benjamin | 7 Oct 03:21 2009

Open Edge: Open Education Forum - Fri 9 October - SCEGGS, Darlinghurst NSW

Howdy folks,

Open Edge is Friday this week. 
That's the day after tomorrow! ;)

Apologies for the massive cross-post on this - but a couple of people
just told me they hadn't heard about it, or had forgotten it was on, so
this is announcement and reminder in one! Registration is still open -
so if you can get yourself to SCEGGS in Sydney we'd very much love to
see you there. The program has also been updated and finalised

Registration is just $49 and you can register and pay online or select
cheque or cash on the day. 

Check out our amazing list of speakers! 


On Tue, 2009-09-08 at 21:47 +1000, Donna Benjamin wrote:
> Hi All!
> The program for the Open Edge forum is now online!
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Donna Benjamin | 14 Oct 10:46 2009

LUV beginners workshop - this saturday

Howdy folks,

The LUV beginners workshops have been a surprising hit this year!

Next episode is this Saturday at The Hub  <at>  Docklands.

where / when / how details on the website.

Would be good to get a few more advanced / expert users along to help
the newcomers explore linux and related computing questions and issues.



Donna Benjamin 
Linux Users of Victoria
Sridhar Dhanapalan | 14 Oct 14:59 2009


Hi everyone,

We decided to do something different at SLUG this month (and hopefully
in subsequent months). Details are below.

In short, we are expanding to fill our new venue by running BoFs* in
parallel. We're looking for people to run BoFs based on whatever topic
they like (provided it's FOSS-related).

Please contact the SLUG Activities list (activities@...) or
the SLUG Committee (committee@...) if you'd like to run one.


* BoF = Birds of a Feather session

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Sridhar Dhanapalan <president@...>
Date: 2009/10/10
Subject: Introducing... iSLUG 2.0!
To: SLUG Activities <activities@...>


Now that I have your attention...

With our resettlement to Google complete, we feel that we can start to
take better advantage of our new facilities. SLUG has long been a
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Del | 15 Oct 09:36 2009

ELX store opening Friday 23rd October

Hi all,

Everything Linux will be having a store opening on Friday 23rd October.

The store location is:

Shop 3
41 Oxley Street
Crows Nest NSW 2065

The store will be opening at 12:00
Light refreshments will be available from 12:30pm

Talks and presentations in store from 1pm - 2pm.

More details as they emerge will be here:

Come along and join in the cheer!

Everything Linux on Facebook:

Everything Linux on twitter:


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Chris Neugebauer | 18 Oct 10:11 2009

LCA2010 Open Programming Languages Miniconf CFP closes this week

(this time, we actually expect to close the CFP!)

Our CFP, now extended by a month, is coming to a close, and now you
have only one more week to get your presentation proposals in for the
LCA2010 Open Programming Languages Miniconf!

Our call for presentations closes on Friday 23 October 2009, so if
you’re planning on attending LCA2010 in Wellington in January, and
have something to say about doing development with Open Source
programming languages, libraries or frameworks, we’d love to hear from

We’re looking primarily for standard-length talks (20-25 minutes
including questions), but we’ll also consider double-length talks on
suitably compelling topics (that’s 40-45 minutes including questions).

Our CFP is available from — if
you’ve already read it, you can submit your proposal at


The Open Programming Languages Miniconf is a single-day
mini-conference about application development with Open Source
programming languages. Featuring talks on a wide range of topics and
programming languages, this miniconf aims to bring together open
source developers with presentations that share techniques, best
practices and values amongst programmers of all open programming
languages. OPLM2010 will be held at 2010, in Wellington,
New Zealand on January 18.
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James Turnbull | 20 Oct 10:45 2009

Re: LCA2011 Expressions of interest

Just wondering if a bid process is going to be announced?


James Turnbull

On 04/08/2009, at 2:57 PM, Stewart Smith <stewart@...> wrote:

> LCA2010 (this coming January!) is shaping up to be awesome. The CFP is
> closed and our team of reviewers have been chained to their desks by
> their zookeepr.
> Thinking that you'd like to host in your city? How about
> in 2011?
> This is a call for expressions of interest in running LCA2011. This
> isn't a call for a bid document, just a call for "hey, we're putting
> together a team that is interested in running 2011." This is to start
> the conversation with the Linux Australia Council and other teams.
> Send your expression of interest to council@... by Friday  
> 14th
> August 2009.
> (Yes, this will be followed by a call for real bids).
> -- 
> Stewart Smith
> _______________________________________________
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James Turnbull | 20 Oct 13:50 2009

AuDA domain submission

Since I am a posting to the LA list frenzy I should also ask how the
LA submission to AuDA about the domain is going.

This article suggests we are submitting:

My questions are:

a) Is the submission going to be circulated for comment, and
b) Does the Council want help with the submission?

For people's FYI - the submission details are at and submissions are
due November 30th.


James Turnbull

Author of:
* Pro Linux Systems Administration (
* Pulling Strings with Puppet (
* Pro Nagios 2.0 (
* Hardening Linux (