Quozl went to the DECUS Symposium in Sydney during March 2001. Dan Shearer was on the schedule to present a provocatively titled paper "Avoiding Microsoft Systems with Enterprise-Scale Free Software". However, Dan was unwell and could not attend. There were a few people who turned up anyway, so Quozl decided to write and present a paper of the same title for the next day of the conference.

the paper 3 April 2001