This is a hugely popular gathering of the world's leading free and open source experts, and the bids to host the next linux.conf.au are always really strong. This year was no exception,” said Stewart Smith, President of Linux Australia. "Wellington is an excellent location for the increasingly inaccurately named linux.conf.au." Originally an Australian conference, Wellington will be the second New Zealand city to host Linux.conf.au, making this a truly Australasian conference. "The Wellington team is dedicated, understands linux,conf.au and has a real passion to show us something really special in 2010," Mr Smith said.