You're receiving this email as we've identified you as a key stakeholder
in our bid to host linux.conf.au in Geelong in 2015, or have previously
indicated to us that you'd like to be kept informed of developments here.
*So, where are we at?*
With incredible assistance from Mr Terry Hickey at Business Events
Geelong - part of Geelong Otway Tourism, we now have indicative quotes
from venues for conference events such as the Penguin Dinner,
Professional Delegates' Networking Session and Speaker Dinner, and have
a proposed conference date range (12-16th Jan 2015). Deakin University's
Events area has been amazingly helpful - many thanks Luke O'Brien and
team - and we have been able to put together a viable set of venues to
cater for the different conference streams, including Costa Hall. Work
is progressing on diversity aspects of the conference planning such as
the Partners' Programme and childcare.
Our budget for the event has gone through scenario modelling, and is
with an experienced member of Linux Australia Council for review (many
thanks Josh Hesketh and Josh Stewart for your efforts here). Financially
we are looking solid, with an estimated budget of approximately $400k -
which would be incredibly welcome in the Geelong economy given the
recent contraction of major industry players such as Ford and Target in
The conference project plan has been drafted, and a work breakdown
structure produced which will go through iterative refinement as
These documents are publicly available on Google Docs and we're very
happy to share - just let myself or David know and we'll send you the link.
*The bottom line**
The bottom line is that we are finalising a substantive, genuine, well
put together bid - which will be submitted by the Linux Australia
deadline of 8th July.
*What happens next?**
Word has it that there are several bids for linux.conf.au 2015 in the
pipeline - including Auckland and Hobart. The Linux Australia Council
will meet to consider all submitted bids after 6th July where they will
make a shortlist of bids. Then, they will visit each shortlisted bid
city over August and September to investigate the venues, accommodation
and facilities and will make a final decision around October-November
2013. The winning bid will then be announced at linux.conf.au 2014 in
Perth in early January.
As a final word, I'd like to again thank you for all your support in
encouraging David and I to make the bid - it's very much appreciated.
Our next communication will likely be sometime after 6th July when we
know whether the Geelong bid has made the shortlisting cut.
As always your feedback, comments and questions are warmly welcomed,
Kathy Reid and David Bell
@KathyReid on Twitter/Identi.ca/IRC etc
0418 130 636
FYI re Software Freedom Day this year - haven't heard if anyone is
putting together a team, but now would be the time to do so :-)
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [SFD-announce] SFD 2013 registration is now ON!
Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2013 14:21:08 +0800
From: Frederic Muller - DFF <fred(a)digitalfreedomfoundation.org>
To: SFD announcements <sfd-announce(a)sf-day.org>
It is with a great pleasure that we are opening registration for SFD
2013. The wiki has been prepared with the current localized languages
available and some of the translations for the Frontpage still need to
be updated. We are still finishing some of the design including the
countdown which will start working 99 days before the event.
As usual we are available for support through email on sfd-discuss or on
IRC (#SFD on freenode).
The deadline for registered teams to get the free goodies is July 21st
which should give us enough time to ship everything everywhere. Simply
create your team page under http://wiki.softwarefreedomday.org/2013
(/country/city/team for most) and complete the form on
http://www.softwarefreedomday.org/cgi-bin/register.py. All information
and links are of course available from the SFD website.
As usual artworks are available under
http://wiki.softwarefreedomday.org/Artwork and CC-BY licensed. Feel free
to use, enhanced and eventually localize them.
I want to particularly thank our sponsors who are making this possible,
namely Canonical, Google, and Linode for the time being. Should your
organization be interested to sponsor DFF to be able to send more
goodies please get in touch with us. Note that there is a deadline to be
listed on the magazine ads we run with our media sponsors, Linux
Magazine, Ubuntu user, Admin, Smart developer and Linux Journal, which
is around mid July or early August.
We will be going through various changes in terms of blog location and
ways to hear about us, the main reason being that we have moved our
non-profit to Hong Kong and the requirements are a bit different than in
the US. Besides we are a lot of projects going on and those require some
So let's get started and happy SFD preparations!
The Digital Freedom Foundation Board
ps: do check the SFD 2011 winners for inspiration and thanks again to
Lemote and FSF for the prizes.
: http://planet.softwarefreedomday.org (language specific planets
available through the language switcher)
SFD-announce mailing list
Just to let people in the region know, there is a small group of computer
users meet regularly in Belmont.
Meetings are held 1st & 3rd Friday of most months, at 7:30PM.
The meeting room is the Geelong Radio & Electronics Society, at the rear of
the Belmont Youth Club hall - 239 High St BELMONT. Please walk along the
gated path at the south of the Youth Club hall. GRES doesn't show on Open
Street Map (?yet).
We are a mixed group - Linux, Mac & Win users, as well as some Android
Coffee is available for a SMALL fee.
0447 667 468
(forwarding from lca-announce list)
=== linux.conf.au Call For Proposals ===
We are pleased to announce that the Call for Proposals for
linux.conf.au 2014 is now open!
The conference is a meeting place for the free and open source
software communities. It will be held in Perth at the University of
Western Australia from Monday 6 January to Friday 10 January, 2014,
and provides a unique opportunity for open source developers,
students, users and hackers to come together, share new ideas and
=== Important Dates ===
* Call for proposals opens: 1 June 2013
* Call for proposals closes: 6 July 2013
* Email notifications from papers committee: September 2013
* Early Bird registrations open: 1 October 2013
* Conference dates: Monday 6 January to Friday 10 January, 2014
=== Information on Proposals ===
The linux.conf.au 2014 papers committee is looking for a broad range
of proposals, and will consider submissions on anything from
programming and software, to desktop, mobile, gaming, userspace,
community, government, space and education. There is only one rule:
_Your proposal must be related to open source_
This year, the papers committee is going to be focused on linux on the
frontier and deep technical content-- that might range from
cybernetics and mobile operating environments to large astronomy
projects and big data projects.
However, the conference is to a large extent what the speakers make it
-- if we receive many excellent submissions on a topic, then it’s sure
to be represented at the conference. Here’s a few ideas to get you
* The Cloud - What is it, how can we use it and why is it running on my toaster?
* Kernel and core systems: file systems, embedded devices
* Networking: peer to peer networking, or tuning a TCP/IP stack
* Desktop: office and productivity applications, peripherals, support
* Mobile: kernel, applications, programming, challenges, user interfaces
* Servers: clusters and supercomputers, databases and cloud computing
* Embedded systems: constraints in storage/memory, real-time aspects,
* Virtualisation: benefits, challenges, management, kernel and
* Systems administration: maintaining large numbers of machines,
* Security: application security, network security, cryptography,
* Programming: programming languages, software engineering practices,
testing, continuous integration/deployment, different development
methodologies, version control
* Modern web technologies: Open source web browsers, HTML5, CSS3,
* Audio and video: video editing, VoIP, WebRTC, video player
development, live streaming
* Open Community: licensing changes, patent threats, open data, open apis.
* Free software use: home automation, IT, education, manufacturing,
research, government applications, home security
LCA is known for presentations and tutorials that are strongly
technical in nature, but proposals for presentations on other aspects
of free software and open culture, such as educational and cultural
applications of open source, are welcome.
=== Code of Conduct ===
linux.conf.au welcomes first-time and seasoned speakers from all free
and open communities - people of all ages, genders, nationalities,
ethnicities, backgrounds, religions, abilities, and walks of life. We
respect and encourage diversity at our conference.
By agreeing to present at or attend the conference, you are agreeing
to abide by the terms and conditions
(http://lca2014.linux.org.au/cor/terms_and_conditions). We expect all
speakers and delegates to have read and understood our Code of Conduct
=== Format ===
This year, there are three different ways that you can present your content:
* Mini conferences
Presentations are 45 minute slots that are generally presented in
lecture format. These form the bulk of the available conference slots.
Tutorials are 100 minutes that are generally presented in a classroom
format. They should be interactive or hands-on in nature. Tutorials
are expected to have a specific learning outcome for attendees.
Mini conf’s are one to two day long sessions on a specific topic. A
separate CFP process will be used to propose and select mini conf’s,
and will be announced publicly soon.
For more information on miniconfs, see:
=== Speaker Information ===
In recognition of the value that speakers bring to our conference,
once a proposal is accepted a speaker is entitled to:
* Free registration, which holds all of the benefits of a Professional
* Exclusive tickets to the Speakers' Dinner for the speaker and their
* One free family ticket to the Partners' Programme
If your proposal includes more than one speaker, these additional
speakers are not entitled to free registration or to any extra
linux.conf.au does not and will not pay speakers to present at the conference.
linux.conf.au is able to provide limited financial assistance for some
speakers, for instance, where the cost of flights or accommodation
might prohibit a speaker from attending. Please note, however, that
there is a limited budget for travel assistance and that asking for
assistance could affect your chances of acceptance.
=== Recording and Licensing ===
To increase the number of people that can view your presentation,
linux.conf.au might record your talk and make it publicly available
after the event. When submitting your proposal you will be asked to
release materials relating to your presentation under a Creative
Commons ShareAlike License. Additionally, if you are discussing
software in your presentation, you must ensure the software has an
appropriate open licence.
For more information, see:http://lca2014.linux.org.au/cfp
=== About Linux Australia ===
Linux Australia is the peak body for open source communities around
Australia, and as such represents approximately 3500 Free and Open
Source users and developers. Linux Australia supports the organisation
of this international Free Software conference in a different
Australasian city each year.
For more information about Linux Australia see:http://www.linux.org.au/
=== Papers Enquiries ===
linux.conf.au 2014 Papers Committee
Email: papers-chair at lca2014.linux.org.au
@KathyReid on Twitter/Identi.ca/IRC etc
0418 130 636
On 05/06/13, Me Ha wrote:
| Version is latest of Raspbian v7.0 wheezy
I haven't used Debian for years, nor have I used Raspbian.
You shouldn't need to remove files manually, though. Each OS has its
own tools for managing start-up services in rc.d or rcX.d directories
(or systemctl if it's moved on to systemd like Arch Linux).
Check the man pages for /etc/init.d/service and update-rc.d -- I think
they're what you need for Debian.
| Q. Are there any meetings in Geelong or do us Colac people have to drive to Melb?
I dunno, Kathy might be able to answer that.
Simon Perry (aka Pezz)
On 05/06/13, Me Ha wrote:
| If this the correct method of getting support?
| My Linux question is that I have installed Transmission-daemon, and the log
| reports “another” version running.
| How do I “CLI” find what is running?
ps auxw | grep -i trans
| How do I prevent Transmission-Daemon for starting at boot? (I have removed the
| added lines from init.d)
It depends what distribution of Linux you're running on the Pi, there's
a few ways of disabling boot services, so let us know.
Simon Perry (aka Pezz)
Hello to all,
Or should it be G'day Mate? New to the Linux world. I've decided to
plunge into a Raspberry Pi.
I've looked for Linux support/question forums and LUV & LUV-Geelong keeps
popping up, but I don't see to be able to find a forum or something similar.
The only info is email ??!! So I am.
If this the correct method of getting support?
Are there any preferred forums/groups to do searches for possible previous
Linux newbie questions?
My Linux question is that I have installed Transmission-daemon, and the log
reports "another" version running.
How do I "CLI" find what is running?
How do I prevent Transmission-Daemon for starting at boot? (I have removed
the added lines from init.d)