AOSS is an annual gathering of the Australian Open Source community.The fifth Australian Open Source Symposium (AOSS 5) will be held in Brisbane on 16 July 2003.

AOSS is run by developers, for developers, but other members of the IT community are welcome and will benefit from the ``hands-on'' atmosphere. Our goals are to promote the sharing of information and experience, to give the community a place to interact, and to nurture and harness synergies between Open Source projects.

Just as Open Source is a little different, so is AOSS. The majority of the presenters are actively involved in Open Source development. With few exceptions, they talk about work that they have done, or work which is currently in progress. The majority of the developers are local residents, demonstrating that Open Source is a global phenomenon.

Previous AOSS events were resounding successes. We expect this one to be even better.



The fifth AUUG conference discussing the state of the art in Open Source systems development, presented primarily by people actively engaged in Open Source software development. The programme appears below.


Wednesday, 16 July 2003


Information Industries Bureau
Level 2
Leighton House
143 Coronation Drive
Milton, Brisbane, Qld
(entrance via Little Cribb Street)


Register by filling out and returning this registration form (PDF).

How much:

Registration for AOSS5 is $60.00 for AUUG Members - a price that has not changed since 1999 and includes GST.


Time Topic Speaker
0830-0900 Registration.  
0900-0910 IIB presentation.  
0915-0955 An XML Workflow application with flexible integration to heritage systems. Duncan Unwin
1000-1040 uClinux. Greg Ungerer
1040-1100 Morning tea.  
1000-1140 An introduction to POSH - An OO command shell. Linda Write
1145-1230 Integrating Address Allocation and Router Configuration with a Routing Registry. David "Bambi" Hughes
1230-1330 Lunch.  
1330-1410 SEQUENT - Asynchronous Distributed Data Exchange Framework. Devraj Mukherjee
1415-1455 An Introduction to jMusic. Rene Wooller & Adam Kirby
1500-1530 Afternoon tea.  
1530-1610 FS/OSS Software Security. Eric Faccer
1615-1700 ICE: A Next-Generation OO Middleware Platform. Michi Henning
1700 Finish.  

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