“Todays major ICT issues” without Open Source, surely not

I think it is quite interesting that at a conference claiming to deliver a valuable insight into todays major ICT issues there appears to only be two speakers discussing Open Source, and both are from a Government agency. I also find interesting that there is not a single female keynote speaker, and none of the Linux associated companies are there. Where is IBM, HP, Sun, Dell, Novell, Red Hat and the rest? It is apparently an Asia-Pacific wide conference. Weird.

This looks like a pretty big event, and I would have liked to have gone except I’m going to Nhulunbuy *tonight* to help set up some infrastructure for a community centre, which will be great! More on that later.