The sixth Australian Open Source Symposium (AOSS 6) will be held in Perth on Thursday October 28th, 2004. You can register online right now, or you can register now by printing the registration form, filling it in and faxing it to AUUG on 02 8824 9522.

AOSS is an annual one day symposium, run by OSS (Open Source Software) developers, for OSS developers. Of course, non-developers are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Previous AOSS events were held in Melbourne (1999), Adelaide (2000), Canberra (2001), Sydney (2002) and Brisbane (2003).

This years event will be held at the OpenSource WA demonstration centre at Technology Park, Bentley.

The goals of AOSS6 are

Speakers are from a range of commercial and academic organisations and will address topics as diverse as

The 2004 Australian Open Source awards will be presented during the conference. The awards encourage and recognise excellence, dedication and contribution of Australians working in the open source arena.


Time Duration
Topic Who
0830-0900 30 Registration + coffee/tea
0900-0910 10 Welcome Steve Landers, AUUG Vice President
0910-1000 50 Open Source Thinking applied to Timetabling at UWA Dr Chris McDonald, UWA CSSE
1000-1030 30 Using Open Source in running community non-profit hosting Shayne O.Neill
1030-1100 30 Morning tea
1100-1145 45 A Convert to the Fold: Replacing Windows infrastructure with Linux David Newall
1145-1230 45 Building a business on open source software Matthew Lambie, The Frontier Group
1230-1330 60 Lunch
1330-1415 45 Legal issues Jeremy Malcolm
1415-1500 45 Choosing an Open Source Content Management system Julian Coyne, Unified Business Systems
1500-1530 30 Using a low cost embedded Linux box as an application server Mikolaj Habrn
1530-1615 45 Afternoon tea / demo
1615-1700 45 Panel session - Is OSS a pragmatic or ideological choice? Various

Registration Details

Register online now


Register by printing the registration form, filling it in and faxing it to AUUG on 02 8824 9522.

Participating Organisations

AOSS 6 is presented by AUUG Inc, with the support of SLPWA - Society of Linux Professionals (Western Australia) Inc, OpenSource WA and the University of Western Australia School of Computer Science and Software Engineering.
AUUG website:
AUUG Phone: 1 800 625 655
SLPWA website:
OpenSource WA:

About AUUG Inc

AUUG: The Organisation for Unix, Linux and Open Source Professionals

AUUG's role is building a community by connecting, supporting and promoting people with an interest in interoperable computing - which we see as a key to achieving fitness for purpose and value for money in Information and Communication Technology.

Our members are professionals who care about