[Talk] Re: MEDIA RELEASE: Open Source Industry Australia - National Body Launched

Con Zymaris conz at cyber.com.au
Mon Mar 1 19:04:38 EST 2004

On Mon, Mar 01, 2004 at 05:53:44PM +1100, Pia Smith wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-03-01 at 11:06, Con Zymaris wrote:
> > Australia now has a national body tasked with increasing the uptake of
> > Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) throughout the Corporate, Government
> > and Education sectors. This group will also work towards improving the
> > success of FOSS-related businesses and professionals.
> Linux Australia wants to congratulate OSIA on its formulation. We look
> forward to working with you to achieve common goals, and deal with
> common issues and concerns. By maintaining a focus on FOSS from both a
> commercial _and_ community focus, we can be sure that the future of
> development and commercial viability of Open Source will not be
> threatened.
> Warmest regards, and rock on,


thanks muchly for your current and past support! We'll work hard to earn
your future support too. ;-) 

We encourage all IT businesses and consultants who work with Linux/free
software to become members of Linux Australia, to gain the best benefits 
the technical realm and the community have to offer. 

If your interests are in the broader open source and open systems space
and you are a technical professional, then we recommend you consider 
joining the AUUG.

It's clear that in the absence of a single dominant 'vendor' pushing the
FOSS platform forward, it's left up to us and our groups to carry the
message to all areas of IT, industry, government and the broader community
in Australia.

Our groups share many of the same core members, and because of this, I
believe we are well placed to move in a purposeful and concerted manner,
covering all the areas necessary to make FOSS the platform of the coming

Thanks again!

Con Zymaris <conz at cyber.com.au> Level 4, 10 Queen St, Melbourne, Australia 
Cybersource: Australia's Leading Linux and Open Source Solutions Company 
Web: http://www.cyber.com.au/  Phone: 03 9621 2377   Fax: 03 9621 2477

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