Category Archives: FOSS

‘freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose’

Wow. I was in a doctors waiting room and picked up a Readers Digest (they aren’t half bad for 30 minutes of distraction) and I read an article about Randy Pausch, who amongst other achievements is the developer behind Alice … Continue reading

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FOSS in Tassie

I’m in Tasmania all this week on a mini holiday, actually I’m going to be doing Shaolin Gung Fu training with a master I used to study with 10 years ago. It was certainly fun transporting my weapons by plane … Continue reading

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Get involved at the first OLPC Australia TechFest

The first OLPC Australia TechFest will be held on June 1st in Sydney. It will include demonstrations, workshops about the OLPC hardware and software, developer tutorials and more! Everyone is welcome, though the event is mainly designed to help potential … Continue reading

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Foundations of Open 2020 submissions are up

I was really proud to be involved in Senator Lundy’s Foundations of Open Summit and wanted to follow up with some more resources. There are videos from all talks available, Donna just did a great blog post about it as … Continue reading

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The Australian Open Source Industry Report 2008 is out!

After a few dramas, the census report is out! Hopefully this will be a great tool for the industry and community to dispel some myths and get Open Source well and truly on the national business, government and education agenda! … Continue reading

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Who’s going to the 2020 Summit?

Many people know that the 2020 Summit participants list was put online a little while ago. I’ve had a chance to have a skim of the names and see who was accepted. Unfortunately I didn’t get in, but there are … Continue reading

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Happy Document Freedom Day!

Happy Document Freedom Day everyone!

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Foundations of Open: Technology and Digital Knowledge

Senator Kate Lundy is hosting a fantastic event called the Foundations of Open: Technology and Digital Knowledge. It will include Open Source, Open Standards, Creative Commons, geospatial systems and open data, and IPV6 amongst other things. The idea is to … Continue reading

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Who owns this photo?

I have this great photo from lca2003 and can’t figure out who took it. I’m suspecting Leon Brooks or Anthony Rumble, but both their photo albums from lca2003 are gone (seemingly) So, help me find the owner of this poor … Continue reading

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Census launch event!

Finally the time has come for the Australian Open Source Industry & Community Census Report launch! The event itself will be on April the 1st in Sydney city. All details are on the event page here. Please RSVP to come … Continue reading

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