LCA day 4 – On freedom

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It goes without saying that Linuxconf is all about free software, as in both beer and/or speech. A number of today’s talks focused on freedom, in the context of access to data and code, and the freedom to use software (and hardware) the way you see fit. We actually had two great keynote talks on […]

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LCA day 3 – High Availability

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Thursday was more of a “practical” day, with plenty of hands-on hacking. This is nothing new, but nowadays you’re more likely to talk about running a bittorrent client on your bluetooth headset than linux on your toaster. There’s some genuinely awesome, really cool hacks out there (Android and Arduino is where a lot of it’s […]

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LCA day 2

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Bit of a quiet day today, the highlight was probably the presentations on btrfs and xfs. Btrfs has been developing nicely, and Avi Miller got up to spruik some of the newer features of the filesystem. A bit like ZFS (which isn’t compatible with Linux licensing terms), it pulls in a lot of smarts that […]

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LCA update, Day 1

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Anchor’s talk went pretty well by all reports, huzzah! Actually, it wouldn’t be fair to say it was that easy, so I’ll let the cat out of the bag on this one: Panel 1 T-Rex: Our talk to linux.conf.au got accepted! Panel 2 {Close-up of T-Rex’s face, he is visibly excited} T-Rex: It will be […]

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Anchor speaking at LCA2012, come listen!

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I think the title sums it up nicely. If you needed further incentive to come along, I would proudly inform you that my esteemed colleagues Messrs David Basden and Chris Collins will be discussing the finer points of the automated production of heterogeneous server systems. Activities will commence tomorrow (Tuesday) at half-past-ten in room C001, […]

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Linux Conf Au 2009 Hobart – Day 5

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It was with regret that day 5 of LCA2009 came and went. But it was a blast! Simon Phipps of Sun Microsystems delivered the keynote, which mostly amounted to a scathing attack on the current state of the open source business model. People are going to be increasingly demanding for services they are interested in […]

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Linux Conf Au 2009 Hobart – Day 4

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Day 4 of Linux Conf Au began with a hangover for many after the “Penguin Dinner” for professional delegates, and an equal number of empty wallets. The open source community generously gives a lot of their time to free software, and they are equally generous when it comes to other good causes such as the […]

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Linux Conf Au 2009 Hobart – Day 3

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Just a quick writeup for day 3, as I know you are still reeling from reading all about the first two action-packed days! We were lucky enough to have Tom Limoncelli give the keynote speech on Wednesday morning. He is the revered Systems Administrator who penned Time Management for System Administrators and The Practice of […]

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