Category Archives: lca2007 2007 – Sydney, Australia

Tanenbaum talks about granny-proof computers

I was invited to a keynote speaker at My talk will be about designing reliable operating systems. I’d like to introduce a new metric: LFs — Lifetime Failures, the number of times the software has crashed in the user’s … Continue reading

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“Women flock to Linux talkfest”

More than 50 women have signed up to the traditionally male dominated event, which represents approximately 10% of the overall number of registrations. – Chris Duckett, Bulider Au Full story here. And that number has now risen to about 65 … Continue reading

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Interview with Chris Blizzard about OLPC

Over the coming few weeks we are going to have several high profile interviews published at ZDNet/Builder Au and Computeworld/Linuxworld. Hopefully that should help whet everyones appetite for in only 3 weeks!! What will your main message be to … Continue reading

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“LCA has got a fantastic reputation globally as being the world’s best technical open source conference,” said Pia Waugh. “Every year we have people like Linus [Torvalds], Keith Packard, Bdale Garbee, Dave Miller, lots of really famous names who come … Continue reading

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Find out about Sydney for lca!

We’ve added a Sydney page to the website so you can plan your travel, eating arrangements, the closest pubs and what clothes to bring. There is also a list linked on the Sydney page called Out and About with … Continue reading

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500! Get your lca tickets soon!

We’ve just hit 500 registrations for This means there are only about 150 or 200 tickets left, so get in and register now to reserve your spot, or miss out on all this!

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pleasesendustolinuxconfau – Aussies helping out

I just heard the pleasesendustolinuxconfau have hit $5000 and mostly from the contributions of Aussies and hackers around the world. It is pretty amazing to see who is donating, and it shows just how much people want to come to … Continue reading

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AMEX on the way for lca

AMEX wasn’t initially set up for the lca payment gateway, however we’re in the process of getting this done now. So for all the AMEX card holders coming to lca, this should be done in the next 2-3 days, hopefully … Continue reading

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Early birds – one week to pay!

All the earlybird registrations for have till the 8th December to pay. You should have received reminders by now about this, and if you have any issues or haven’t received your invoice by email, please simply log into the … Continue reading

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OLPC at the Open Day

Check out the Open Day website, as registrations are open, and we’ve just added one of our most exciting exhibits to it, a real live One Laptop Per Child prototype! Come along and see for yourselves something that will … Continue reading

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