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Nothing can dampen the spirit surrounding this year's Linux.conf.au in Brisbane, not even a flood crisis, as it officially kicked off in the state's soggy capital today.
The floods saw the Brisbane River swell by almost four and a half metres above its banks, inundating the original venue — Queensland University of Technology's (QUT) Gardens Point campus.
Organisers fought to dispel the myths surrounding the newly dubbed "Brislantis" before moving the event to QUT's Kelvin Grove campus — 5 kilometres away from the new waterfront property.
John Ferlito, president of Linux Australia, said that the organisers had gone above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that this year's Linux.conf.au went ahead.