The inaugural Linux.conf.au OpenOffice.org Mini-conference will be held on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th April 2005, two days prior to the official LCA 2005 conference at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia.
Following is a message (http://lists.linux.org.au/archives/lca-announce/2005-February/msg00000.html) wrt the Sun Regional Delegate Program for linux.conf.au 2005.
You can enter yourself or someone else if you would like. But the entrant needs to be in Australia or New Zealand.
PS Other news, at the Linux Australia AGM yesterday the location for LCA 2006 is Dunedin, New Zealand.
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As with previous LCAs, Sun Microsystems has kindly offered to sponsor the Regional Delegates Program (RDP) for LCA 2005. For the LCA 2005 RDP, there will be ten winners: one from each of the Australian states and territories; a national winner; and a winner representing New Zealand.
Each of these winners will recieve: - transport to LCA 2005 - accomodation - professional registration at the conference (including all the normal things which come with that) - special recognition as a RDP winner
Additionally, LCA provides an important mechanism for developers to network with each other, and the RDP winners will have excellent opportunities to further their open source projects.
This is the first year that New Zealand has been included in the competition, which has prompted some changes in how the RDP is being run this year. The timetable for the RDP is as follows:
- entrants should draft a 100 word or less description of how the open source community would benefit from their presence at LCA 2005
- these should be emailed to [EMAIL PROTECTED], including an indication of where the entrant lives by midnight, Friday the 18th of February 2005 .
- the winners will be announced by the end of February and travel will be arranged.
- RDP winners attend the conference and have a great time
If a winner has already registered for the conference, then a refund of that registration will be provided.
We look forward to many interesting entries, The LCA 2005 team
1: The information about where you live will be used solely for judging the competition, and will then be destroyed.