I was at the sage-ie.org meeting last night and think I’m now on their working group to set up the professional body. That should be fun over the next few months. It will be fantastic to have a professional body to show manager types that system adminstration is an actual career, not somthing that someone with a 4 week MCSE can do.
On an FSF-IE side of things we’re trying a last push against the EU software patent directive. We’re trying to get MEP’s to specifically state that software cannot be patented. There’s a nice flamewar on ILUG about it at the moment.