Tag Archives: Australia

The Great Australian Internet Blackout

The Great Australian Internet Blackout is a combined online and offline demonstration against imposed online censorship. We’re collaborating with Electronic Frontiers Australia (and hoping to bring on similar organisations soon) to make sure every Australian knows why this draconian policy … Continue reading

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Internet blackout to protest Australian Internet filtering

Update: Check out the Great Australian Internet Blackout project… now we’re getting serious about online/offline protests! πŸ™‚ Please, black out your website and online profile images in protest against the Australian Government’s Internet Filtering policy. Why? It may seem cheesy … Continue reading

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Devils and Penguins

Tux passes the baton to Tuz, the hastily-disguised Tasmanian Devil… at least for this release. Great to see one of the more high profile pledges of the madcap, ridiculous, wonderful and incredibly generous linux.conf.au 2009 auction being paid off. πŸ™‚ … Continue reading

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The World’s Most Famous McDonald’s Sign: Yass, Australia

Yass’ most famous export (other than Pipka!) appeared in FailBlog today. Hooray for Yass! Hooray for FailBlog! … and hooray for annoying my entire adopted family. πŸ˜‰ see more pwn and owned pictures

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QoTD: Brendan Nelson

Every mother loves her baby, every baby is valued and Mr Rudd should value all babies equally. We should not live in Australia where Mr Rudd thinks that some babies are more valuable than others. It’s very, very important that … Continue reading

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Australian patent database goes public

Good news for anyone who comes within a mile of patent law! Okay, so it might not be such great news for anyone who, under legal advice, should avoid coming within a mile of patents in the first place… πŸ˜‰ … Continue reading

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Perspective

Time for a little perspective on the Open Source industry in Australia… Yesterday, the ABS shipped some findings about digital game development companies: At end June 2007, there were 45 businesses in Australia involved in the provision of digital game … Continue reading

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Australian Open Source Industry & Community Report 2008

Dodging spanners and hospitals, we’ve managed to navigate the last stages of our Census project to deliver the Australian Open Source Industry & Community Report 2008! It has been incredibly satisfying to ship the report, as this project has been … Continue reading

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QoTD: Justice Kirby

“We are moving to a point in the world where more and more law will be expressed in its effective way, not in terms of statutes solidly enacted by the parliament Ò€¦ but in the technology itself: code.” — Australian … Continue reading

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Recommended election listening

Here’s a listening suggestion for Saturday, November 24th, 2007: Powderfinger’s 1998 platinum release, Internationalist. Put the album on, open the windows, and crank it up! Vision is rejected, the peoples choice is tested So ignorance has won Children are infected, … Continue reading

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