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  • Slideshow: Linus Torvalds shaves Bdale Garbee's beard

    Slideshow: Linus Torvalds shaves Bdale Garbee's beard

    At this year's linux.conf.au Linux Australia conference in Hobart, Tasmania, the attendees participated in a charity auction to raise money for the Save the Tasmanian Devil foundation. An award-winning photo taken by Bdale's wife was auctioned at the Penguin Dinner. A bidder offered $5,000 for the painting if Bdale shaved his 27-year-old beard off. It was then extrapolated by Bdale and other bidders that if the total money raised exceeded $AUS25,000 then Linus Torvalds would shave Bdale. As it turned out the total money raised was approaching $40,000 at the time of the great shave on the last day of the conference. Here are the photos to prove it.

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  • Linux Australia sorts out finances, keeps membership free

    Australia's peak body for Linux and open source software, Linux Australia, will change its constitution and financial year arrangement this month and has committed to offering free memberships for anyone interested in the organisation's programs and events.

  • Pesce sorry for raunchy pics at Linux.conf.au

    Sydney-based writer and futurist Mark Pesce has apologised for using sexy images during his keynote address at the annual Linux.conf.au (LCA) open source conference in Brisbane last week.

  • Smoke signals: Facebook and the death of privacy

    Author, futurist and virtual reality pioneer Mark Pesce took to the stage on the last day of Linux.conf.au 2011 in Brisbane to voice his concerns on the state of privacy in an age dominated by the likes of Facebook and Cloud computing. In an inspiring keynote, Pesce reflected on his history and experience with open source programming and the future it holds in its current context.

  • Open source powers new Aussie space race

    A group of Australian Linux enthusiasts are using freely available software and hardware designs to engineer a space craft that could one day land on the moon and reap a $20 million prize from Google.

Features about linux.conf.au
  • Slideshow: Linus Torvalds shaves Bdale Garbee's beard

    At this year's linux.conf.au Linux Australia conference in Hobart, Tasmania, the attendees participated in a charity auction to raise money for the Save the Tasmanian Devil foundation. An award-winning photo taken by Bdale's wife was auctioned at the Penguin Dinner. A bidder offered $5,000 for the painting if Bdale shaved his 27-year-old beard off. It was then extrapolated by Bdale and other bidders that if the total money raised exceeded $AUS25,000 then Linus Torvalds would shave Bdale. As it turned out the total money raised was approaching $40,000 at the time of the great shave on the last day of the conference. Here are the photos to prove it.

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