"What's in a name?" asks Shakespeare's Juliet, and by all accounts, it expresses a sentiment that has been on the minds of the Australasian Linux community assembled in Hobart, Tasmania this week for In a Romeoesque move, conference organizers have vowed the annual event will deny its TLD and surmount its name, announcing that the 2010 conference will trade koalas for kiwis as it convenes in Wellington, New Zealand. is an internationally-known Linux conference, hosted annually by Linux Australia and the Australian Linux community in locations around (and outside) Australia. The 2010 event will be the second to venture beyond the country-that's-a-continent's shores — the conference was held in Dunedin, New Zealand in 2006. Linux Australia President Stewart Smith described the choice of venue as "an excellent location" for the conference, and had high praise for the organizers-to-be: "The Wellington team is dedicated, understands linux, and has a real passion to show us something really special in 2010."

According to the director of the organizing group — known as the "Capital Cabal" — the 2010 event is already well on its way, garnering support from groups including the New Zealand Open Source Society, InternetNZ, and Linux Chix, as well as Wellington's city council. The selected venue, the Wellington Convention Center, has been home to the city's Software Freedom Day events as well as the annual Webstock conference, and the 2006 ICANN Meeting.

The lovely and talented Jes Hall has been on the scene, covering this year's conference — which is likely wrapping up as we write this — for Linux Journal. You can read her continuing coverage — including why Linus may be going into the barber businessright here on


Justin Ryan is a Contributing Editor for Linux Journal.


Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

LCA 2006

Daniel's picture

This isn't the first time LCA was held in NZ: LCA 2006 was held in Dunedin, NZ.

One Click, Universal Protection: Implementing Centralized Security Policies on Linux Systems

As Linux continues to play an ever increasing role in corporate data centers and institutions, ensuring the integrity and protection of these systems must be a priority. With 60% of the world's websites and an increasing share of organization's mission-critical workloads running on Linux, failing to stop malware and other advanced threats on Linux can increasingly impact an organization's reputation and bottom line.

Learn More

Sponsored by Bit9

Linux Backup and Recovery Webinar

Most companies incorporate backup procedures for critical data, which can be restored quickly if a loss occurs. However, fewer companies are prepared for catastrophic system failures, in which they lose all data, the entire operating system, applications, settings, patches and more, reducing their system(s) to “bare metal.” After all, before data can be restored to a system, there must be a system to restore it to.

In this one hour webinar, learn how to enhance your existing backup strategies for better disaster recovery preparedness using Storix System Backup Administrator (SBAdmin), a highly flexible bare-metal recovery solution for UNIX and Linux systems.

Learn More

Sponsored by Storix