LUV-Tech List Established
Following requests and a vote at the Annual General Meeting the committee
has established a luv-tech list. This list is for discussions of technical
issues which are not Linux related (which should go to luv-main), such as
other operating systems, devices etc.
Software Freedom Day Report
Software freedom day was held in Melbourne with a series of lectures, a
games room operated by Free Software Melbourne, 3D printer demonstration
courtesy of the Melbourne Community Hackerspace, movies, stalls from the
Free Software Foundation, Raspberry Jam, One Laptop per Child, and Linux
Users of Victoria, along with a free lunch with open sauce.
About eighty-five people turned up during the day, with a height of around
75 just before noon.
The day was opened by Dr. Alison Parkes, a lecturer from the University of
Melbourne and candidate for Lord Mayor.
Other speakers included Lev Lafayette on free software and business logic,
Chris Samuel, from the Victorian Life Sciences Initiative discussing,
"Free Software in Supercomputers and Science", Tony Forster from OLPC
discussing that project, Alec Clews on the Raspberry Pi, Andy Gleme on 3D
printing technologies, Daniel Jitnah on free software in the education
sector, and Andrew Pam from Electronic Frontiers Australia on data
A big thanks to all who helped out, especially our publicity person Deb
Lev Lafayette, mobile: 0432 255 208