"Linux kernel developers Alan Cox and David Miller will both
be speaking at linux.conf.au, a community focused
conference taking place in Sydney, Australia in January 2001.
This conference continues the tradition of the Conference of
Australian Linux Users (CALU) which was held in July 1999 in
"Linux.Conf.au will mark Alan Cox's first visit
to Australia. Cox has worked on almost every part of the Linux
kernel, providing an early networking implementation and
maintaining the 2.2 stable series of kernels. More recently he
designed the Video for Linux kernel interface and has worked on
modularising the sound drivers. His partner, Telsa Gwynne, has
strongly supported the GNOME project, writing documentation and
taming the bug report system. She intends to run a user/developer
bug tracking forum at the conference."
"David Miller wrote the original Linux port to the SPARC family
of processors, developed the MIPS port as a college intern at SGI,
and worked on the team that developed the Cobalt Qube. At CALU in
1999, he presented a radical redesign of the way Linux handles
incoming network packets. He has since implemented this in the
version 2.3 development kernels."