[plug] linux.conf.au LCA2014 in Perth

Luke John luke.john at osmahi.com
Mon Feb 4 06:40:29 UTC 2013

Hey Bret,

So the whole Idea of Mini Conferences is that they are run completely
separate to the conference main.

If you are interested in seeing a Mini Conference such as BSD occur,
than please go ahead and take charge.

Alternatively I suspect that this would be more suited for a BOF
(birds of feather) session. Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions are an
informal gathering of people interested in the same topic, not run by
the conference organisers.

Kind Regards
Luke John

email: luke.john at osmahi.com

On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 2:34 PM, Bret Busby <bret.busby at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 04/02/2013, Bret Busby <bret.busby at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 04/02/2013, Paul Del <p at delfante.it> wrote:
>>> Hey PLuggers
>>> For those of you who are not yet aware of the good news. Linux.conf.au
>>> will
>>> be in Perth for 2014!!!!!! ;+)
>>> We are running it Luke, Euan, Nick, myself and our AV team!!! Liam Jason
>>> etc(With James Bromberger's guidance)
>>> Most people are LCA where very excited to be able to come to Perth again.
>>> It's been too long since the 2003 team run it.
>>> We will be having a general chat about LCA2014 in the coming weeks. Who
>>> wants to be involved as a volunteer(not matter how big or small)
>>> We may be giving away some free conference tickets(So it may help to be
>>> involved ;-)
>>> Chat to you all soon
>>> Paul Del
>> Any dates for the event, yet?
>> --
>> Bret Busby
>> Armadale
>> West Australia
>> ..............
> Hello.
> Another question just occurred to me.
> It is not Linux, and, it is not an application that runs on Linux,
> but, it relates to a family of operating systems that can (sometimes,
> apparently) multiboot with Linux, and, may be regarded as having a
> similar history to Linux.
> What prospect would exist (if any), of a miniconference being
> included, to deal with the various BSD's, such as PC-BSD?
> I am not a user of BSD (I haven't been able to get PC-BSD running,
> even though it is installed on one of my computers), but is could be a
> kind of side mini-conference that could be of interest (and, it could
> possibly inspire someone like the developers and/or support people of
> versions like PC-BSD, to come and participate in the conference, which
> could make for an interesting boost to the conference).
> And, if a direct link to Linux, is required, it has just occurred to
> me, while writing this, that I believe that, with Debian Linux,
> versions of Debian Linux exist, that use a FreeBSD (rather than a
> Debian) kernel, or, something like that.
> So, I think that an inclusion of a component to deal with the BSD
> kernel(s) that are part of some of the Debian Linux versions, if not
> also a mini-conference about the BSD's, could be of interest.
> So, I think that this could be of interest, and, pertinent to the
> conference (and, could inspire the developers of the BSD's, to make
> interfacing with Linux (in terms of file system formats compatibility
> and boot loader compatibility), more easy, and, also, get them to be
> inspired to participate as presenters, in the conference (?) ).
> I have not attended a Linux Conference (Anne has, when it was last in
> Perth, I think), but this could make it (or, at least such a
> mini-conference), for me, even more appealling.
> --
> Bret Busby
> Armadale
> West Australia
> ..............
> "So once you do know what the question actually is,
>  you'll know what the answer means."
> - Deep Thought,
>  Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
>  "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
>  A Trilogy In Four Parts",
>  written by Douglas Adams,
>  published by Pan Books, 1992
> ....................................................
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