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Today's Featured Article
What the Canadian Government Really Thinks About Net Neutrality
Wednesday, February 07 2007 @ 03:27 CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 7,184
Justice The Canadian Press is out this evening with an important story that reveals the government's true view on net neutrality. Based on documents obtained under the Access to Information Act, they provide a clear picture of an Industry Minister and policy makers content to leave the issue alone, despite acknowledging that major telcos such as Bell and Telus are "determined to play a greater role in how Internet content is delivered" and that "they [Bell and Telus] believe they should be the gatekeepers of content, with the freedom to impose fees for their role."

Read the full thing at http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/1664/125/


A School (almost) without Windows - Follow-up
Friday, January 12 2007 @ 01:55 CST
Contributed by: pogson
Views:: 7,747
Education The Linux project at the new Chemawawin School in Easterville is now in regular use. It was operational with 700 user accounts on September 11,2006. There were a few problems with delays in August. The truck arrived with the bulk of the equipment on August 24. There had been delays filling purchase orders, customs clearances and the school building was not officially available until August 18. Because of the rush to implement, many features were unavailable on the first day.

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U of R offers open source course
Wednesday, January 03 2007 @ 12:29 CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 7,594
Open Source From CBC.ca:

In recent years, software giants like Microsoft have found open source software like Linux and Firefox nipping at their heels.

... Now, the University of Regina has joined the fray, launching its first senior-level course in open source software development.

Read the full thing at http://www.cbc.ca/canada/saskatchewan/story/2007/01/02/open-source.html


Linux Media to open Canadian Facility
Saturday, December 23 2006 @ 11:12 CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 7,420
Linux From CalTrade Report:

Media production software developer Linux Media Arts Inc. (LMA) has formed a partnership with the Government of Manitoba, Canada, to open a new Open Source product research and development center in Winnipeg that will assist California-based global media companies wanting to penetrate Canadian and international markets.

Read the full thing at http://www.caltradereport.com/eWebPages/page-two-1166803508.html


Geist calls for 'open access' government research
Sunday, November 26 2006 @ 10:23 CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 7,535
Open Source From itbusiness.ca:

The University of Ottawa professor uses an international conference to offer his critique of the public sector's approach to intellectual property, including its use of open source software.

Read the full thing at http://www.itbusiness.ca/it/client/en/home/News.asp?id=41225


Interview with Free Culture Canada's Justin Barca
Wednesday, November 08 2006 @ 10:31 CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 8,197
General News A growing movement, Free Culture started at Swathmore College in Pennsylvania during 2004 after two students sued voting-machine manufacturer From thedigitalmusicweblog:

Diebold for abusing copyright law. Now spread to thirty campuses in the US and branching into other countries, Free Culture's mission is "to build a bottom-up, participatory structure to society and culture, rather than a top-down, closed, proprietary structure."

Read the full thing at http://digitalmusic.weblogsinc.com/2006/11/07/interview-with-free-culture-canadas-justin-barca/


Open source advocates step up government lobby efforts
Tuesday, October 24 2006 @ 10:28 CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 7,192
Justice From ITBusiness.ca:

A Canadian open source group focused on the public sector is bypassing this week's GTEC conference in favour of a direct marketing approach to members of parliament.

Getting Open Source Logic Into Government (GOSLING) recently distributed a package containing two CDs with open source software and a backgrounder on Canadian use of the technology to the offices of 308 MPs. The campaign is part of an effort to educate the Harper government on the benefits of what GOSLING members refer to as free/libre open source software, or FLOSS.

Read the full thing at http://www.itbusiness.ca/it/client/en/home/News.asp?id=40933&cid=3


Integrating Health Databases
Wednesday, September 20 2006 @ 01:52 CST
Contributed by: CAISI
Views:: 7,637
Open Source Hey Folks,

I thought I'd provide a update on CAISI, our open source (OSCAR-based) software.

Our development team is working on the integrator so agencies and hospitals can update shared databases on behalf of the homeless, in real-time if possible, and improve overall care and re-integration into society.


Free Software and Open Source Symposium
Wednesday, September 13 2006 @ 08:30 CST
Contributed by: bobber
Views:: 7,062
Events Seneca College's 5th Annual Free Software and Open Source Symposium is set to run on October 26-27th, 2006, at the York University Campus, Toronto. The lineup includes
  • Mike Shaver, Co-founder, Mozilla Project
  • Nat Friedman, Vice President, Linux Desktop, Novell
  • Marcel Gagné, Author of "Moving to Linux: Kiss the Blue Screen of Death Goodbye!" and Linux Journal Columnist
  • Louis Suarez-Potts, Community Manager and Community Lead, OpenOffice.org
  • Chris Blizzard, One Laptop Per Child
  • Marcus Bornfreund, Co-Director, Creative Commons, Canada
A day of workshops has also been planned, including:
  • XUL and Firefox Extensions
  • Building an OSCAR cluster
  • Getting High on Rails: A New Life Full of Opulent Splendor
  • Installing and Configuring Apache
  • Wrap Your Mind Around Python
  • Eclipse Plugin Development
  • Getting High on Rails: A New Life Full of Opulent Splendor
  • Open Source Workshop for Educators
To register, or for more information, visit http://cs.senecac.on.ca/fsoss/2006/index.html.

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Feds put open source into active service
Wednesday, September 06 2006 @ 02:07 CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 8,897
Open Source The Canadian government is planning to use GForge as the starting point for asset management. A Treasury Board director walks us through the process and identifies the applications that will be tackled first

Read the full thing at http://www.itbusiness.ca/it/client/en/home/News.asp?id=40487


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