Jan 18 2010 09:00
Jan 23 2010 16:00

Wellington Convention Centre, Wellington, New Zealand is a conference about Open Source Software, including Linux that brings together the world's community of Linux enthusiasts who contribute to the Linux operating system and the vast array of free and open source software that is transforming information technology across the globe.

Over the last 11 years has grown from strength to strength. Hosted each year in one of Australasia's major centres, in 2010 will be hosted by New Zealand's capital city, Wellington.

Who is it for? is about free and open source software, especially Linux. It is a technical conference which attracts some of the brightest minds in the world. It is run by the community, for the community.

If you are new to free and open source software, attending is a great way to get a head start. You'll be able to meet and talk with like-minded people and learn about the projects you can contribute to.

For seasoned attendees, is an opportunity to catch up with old friends, see what new friends are currently working on and see first-hand what the future of free and open source software will be.

The Wellington Convention Centre consists of two classic buildings located adjacent to each other in Wellington’s central business district. The buildings are connected via a pedestrian bridge or are simply a few metres walk between the two buildings. The Wellington Town Hall is a beautifully restored historical building (1904), and the Michael Fowler Centre is of modern architectural design (1983).

The Michael Fowler Centre offers excellent tiered theatre seating for up to 1,000 when only the lower level is used, and has a maximum capacity of 2,500 with the use of the promenades.

There are 19 versatile venues within these two buildings, which are host to a large number of events each year ranging from conferences to concerts, banquets to exhibitions, weddings to conventions. It has practical and comfortable areas for posters, banners, exhibitions, catering and social networking.

The Wellington Convention Centre is located right in the midst of the bustling cafe culture, shopping, theatres, galleries, hotels and Wellington’s central business district. Walking to downtown Wellington is quick, easy and safe.


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Linux users and Linux promotion in the Australian Media (all med

Linux users and Linux promotion in the Australian Media (all media)

With great interest I'm reading the happenings about promotion and exhibitions of the Open Source Software on the internet, and in several Linux orientated magazines about the "Oscons",

Whatever the tremendous efforts from all participants here in Australia,and participants outside the Pacific region, what I would like to see happening here is that this Linux Conference in New Zealand, it should reported by the
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and in particular at the program "The 7.30 report".

As long the ABC and other media keep ignoring the Open Source Software existence, and therefore its users, and all the creative groups and individuals who write a tremendous range of a variety of programs worldwide, if it is not being reported in the mainstream media here in Australia you won't get much further, by informing the wider community, outside the local Linux User Groups, and their friends and relatives.

That raises the next question, I have no doubt that Linux Australia and other Linux User Groups do a exellent job, however what about lobbying the board of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, asking them for support by reporting AND broadcasting the 2010
in "The 7.30 report", after all this is an important event for Open Source Software users and programmers worldwide.

Or can't we bother at all?
(No time, to much effort, done that before, etc,etc)
Ed Scholl.

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