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Headaches? Use Linux
Wednesday, May 15 2002 @ 04:00 PM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 2,532
General News The folks at Cybersource have released a poster promoting Linux as a means of relief from proprietary software hassles. It's suitable for printing and posting at workplaces worldwide...

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Alameda County Computer Resource Center
Tuesday, April 30 2002 @ 11:30 AM CST
Contributed by: Anonymous
Views:: 2,275
Linux Just learned of the the ACCRC - a non profit organization that recycles cast-off computers. Their slogan: "Obsolesence is just a lack of Imagination"

They donate the recycled computers, all of which run Linux, to other non-profit organizations, schools etc. The PCs are built by technicians that are typically referred to them from homeless shelters, rehab programs, and parole officers.

See: Alameda County Computer Resource Center

Canada needs something like this :)

Linux in education report #69
Monday, April 29 2002 @ 08:58 PM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 2,122
Education SUEL/edu has put out Linux in Education Report #69. This issue covers an effort in Finland, Table of Equivalent Tools Under Linux and Wintel, a law project being debated in Peru and some new applications.

Read the full thing here

More banks switching to Linux
Tuesday, April 23 2002 @ 07:21 AM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 2,100
Related News A New Zealand bank has become the latest institution to adopt the open-source Linux operating system. According to reports, the bank is to move all its branches to the Linux platform.

New Zealand's TSB Bank will join a growing number of companies that are moving to Linux. The bank was not immediately available for comment, but if European examples are anything to go by, then software licensing and hardware upgrade costs are likely to feature among the reasons.

Full story at ZDNet

It's Big It's Bad. It's GeekPAC
Monday, April 15 2002 @ 10:03 PM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 2,533
Justice Just as corporate interests have their paid lobbyists to "influence" government regulations in their favour, Jeff Gerhardt feels it is time for the Linux users of the world to have a say in attempts to regulate or restrict users rights.

RMS On Copyright and Community in the age of Computer Networks
Tuesday, April 09 2002 @ 08:13 PM CST
Contributed by: michael
Views:: 3,579
Speeches CanOpener wishes It was in DC Tonight.
Stallman is speaking at the Headquarters of The Democratic National Commitee in Washington DC.

Some how the DC Pearl Mongers and the folks at, managed to put this on.

stay tuned and hopefully we can get a posted link or transcript soon.

will redo this posting as i get more info.

David Wheeler's excellent work on Why Use OSS/FS
Friday, April 05 2002 @ 01:55 PM CST
Contributed by: michael
Views:: 14,950
Linux This is an excellent look at the some of the reasons why any organisation should consider the use of FSM/OSS software and operating systems. David does a wonderfull job of bringing the facts and figures of real usage comparisons
and how the figures are arrived at.
No FUD or paid for industry reports HERE Just the facts as David has outlined them.

So the TBA...Now has a Name CANOPENER
Thursday, March 28 2002 @ 12:11 AM CST
Contributed by: bob
Views:: 3,441
Startup Canopener has now been chosen as the name for
this group and initiative, so now some of the real work we all been itching to do can commence.

Most of the Steering Group and Web Services Group are going away for the long weekend, so I expect nothing much will happen until next week.

Thanks to all of you who took the time to vote.
Put your thinking caps on because its Canopening time, and eventually we are going to rip the lid off a whole mess of issues.

Poll #2 Closed..Next Step We Name T.B.A....
Sunday, March 24 2002 @ 12:36 AM CST
Contributed by: bob
Views:: 3,780
Startup Poll 2# is closed and with a clear majority in favor
of naming T.B.A. now before we begin the introductory email campaign to all LUGS, user groups and potenial stake holders.

Thank you to those who registered and took the time to vote.

So now begins the naming of the beast

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New Slogans Needed in the fight against "Intelellectual Monopolists"
Saturday, March 23 2002 @ 07:16 PM CST
Contributed by: bob
Views:: 2,513
Justice Russell McOrmond a long time advocate and supporter of all manner of "freedoms" has just observed that in our discussions and debate, surrounding this issue.
That the time has come to create new slogans in the war of words that exists over this issues and the principles involved.

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