Linux.conf.au 2012 photos Summary: The annual Australian Linux conference, Linux.conf.au, was held last week in Ballarat, Victoria. We bring you the highlights in photos. By Stilgherrian | January 25, 2012 -- 06:00 GMT (22:00 PST) Follow @stilgherrian SHARE: SUBSCRIBE TO: Open Source TOPICS: Open Source 0 By Stilgherrian | January 25, 2012 -- 06:00 GMT (22:00 PST) Previous | Next Image 1 of 14 (University of Ballarat — Caro Convention Centre image by KathyReid, CC BY 2.0) The conference was held at Ballarat's Caro Convention Centre. Next year's venue, announced at the end of the conference, will be at the Australian National University in Canberra from 28 January to 2 February. (Stilgherrian/ZDNet Australia) Open-source luminary Bruce Perens fails to escape after explaining the importance of open software for democracy. Topic: Open Source Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.