RORO Perth April Meetup

Thursday (16th of April) is the RORO meetup.

Where – WA Barista Academy, 135 Lake St, Northbridge
When – 5:30pm onwards
Who – Rubyists, Railsers and anyone interested in the aforementioned.

This month we’ll have presentations from:
– Myles Eftos: QT ruby
– Darcy Laycock: CouchDB
plus discussion from the floor!

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LUV April Beginners’ Workshop

It’s time again for the LUV Beginner’s Workshop. Come along on April 18th.

We intend to cover things like:

* How should you partition your machine? Should you use LVM?
* installing various linux distributions;
* tweaking and configuring your system;
* automatic backups;
* home networking, including wireless;
* setting up specific applications;
* using specific applications;
* the Linux problem you’re having


The Hub @ Docklands, 17 Waterview Walk, Docklands (near the corner of Bourke Street and Harbour Esplanade – look for the giant rabbit sculpture) Melway reference: 2E H7

Parking can be found nearby. Coffee and breakfast are available just across the road. Wireless internet access is provided.

For those coming via Public Transport, the City Circle, number 48 (North Balwyn – Docklands) number 86 (Bundoora – Docklands) and number 70 (Wattle Park – Docklands) all stop on the corner of Bourke Street and Harbour Esplanade. Southern Cross Station is just across the overpass over Wurundjeri Road.

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OSIA Melbourne – Open Source PR

PRs, flacks, spin doctors. That may be what you think of when you think of PR – whether it’s press relations or public relations. Let’s turn that notion on its head, shake it vigorously, and see if anything useful falls out of its pockets! What if you could take the good things about PR and apply some open source principles and tactics?

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Unlocking IP 2009 Conference

Unlocking IP 2009 Conference – National and global dimensions of the copyright public domain.

16-17 April 2009 – UNSW Sydney

UNSW’s Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre invites you to register now for an international conference from the ‘Unlocking IP’ ARC research project, which investigates how Australia’s digital commons, both the public domain and public rights created by open content and open software licensing, can be expanded and protected. It focuses on ‘self help’ actions within the existing statutory context, in Australia’s distinct legal and cultural context, and on comprehensiveness – we offer preliminary results from the first survey of Australia’s digital commons, with data from National Library of Australia.

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