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[SLUG] SLUG Meeting April 2012

====== April 2012 SLUG Meeting ======


 * Date: Friday, April 27, 2012, 6 p.m.
 * Start: Arrive at 6pm for a 6:30pm start
 * Format: TBA
 * RSVP: http://www.slug.org.au/event/142001
 * Suggest or sign up for a talk at http://www.slug.org.au/talks


* Voting for the SLUG sub-committee election is open until 27/04/2012 16:00.
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in the number of votes for the 4th person. If there's a candidate you really
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==== Details ====

Dr Jiri Baum: The Version 3 Effect

A number of FOSS projects have had a "break everything" release, usually version 3.0. In this talk I survey a number of prominent examples, draw out common threads and explore possibilities for avoiding this effect in the future


  Google Sydney
  Level 5, Workplace 6
  48 Pirrama Road
  Pyrmont, NSW

 Map: http://signup.slug.org.au/map

-- Getting there --

The Google office is the big black building marked "Accenture" opposite
Star City Pirrama Road facade.

If using the trains, you can go either get off at;

 * Town Hall station, head towards Darling Harbour, walk across the Pyrmont
   footbridge and then follow Pirrama Road towards Star city.
 * Central station, then follow the light rail instructions.

If using the buses, the route 443 stops right out front of the building.

If using the light rail, get off at Star City station and walk across the

If you drive, then you can look for parking on the suburban streets around
the office (or pay for parking at the Casino), and then walk from there.

=== Afterwards ===

We'll be aiming to finish by 8pm and will be heading to the Pyrmont Bridge
Hotel (PBH) afterwards to socalise and eat dinner. The PBH is marked on the