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January 17 - 20, 2001
Sydney, Australia 2001

You know how it goes. You spend a few days immersed in talks about clusters and networking, surrounded by kernel hackers, getting three hours sleep per night and living on pizza and caffeine. You return home only to spend the next few weeks in a nocturnal daze of debugging symbols as you flitter between purging your email backlog and coding up that long, inspired list of new features you jotted down on the return journey.

A few weeks later, over breakfast, you suddenly realise what the heck Dave Miller was going on about in his talk...

A four day conference in January 2001, concentrating on issues related to the development of Linux and Free Software, was held at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. was a collaborative effort by Linux Australia, the Sydney Linux Users Group and affiliated organisations. Supported by the School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales, 2001 was the successor to the Conference for Australian Linux Users (CALU) held in Melbourne in July, 1999.

CALU 1999

People came, they saw, they conquered ... Pizza. (with apologies to John "maddog" Hall). Australia's first ever national Linux conference has drawn to a close and well over two hundred Linux devotees from around Australia and the world have congregated, socialised, fraternised, lectured, listened, asked, answered and shared with their peers ... and munched through (literally) carloads of Pizza.

Monash University in Victoria hosted CALU-99, the Conference of Australian Linux Users for three days: 9-11 July, 1999. Attendees ranged from young to not so young; from the far flung reaches of western Australia to those living minute from campus; from those who are new to Linux to those who've made significant contributions to it already.

The speakers and their papers

CALU-99 had an excellent range of speakers and papers presented. Those that attended CALU-99 received a copy of the papers on CDROM. Never fear, if you don't have a copy, we've published the contents of the CALU CDROM.

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