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Information on Consultation Meetings Digital Copyright Issues
Saturday, March 23 2002 @ 04:21 PM CST
Contributed by: bob
Views:: 2,480
Justice The Registration, agenda, and background information on the Departments of Industry and Canadian Heritage consultation process can be found HERE.
While the consultation process is well underway, It appears even in something as nationally important as this matter, that at this time the opinions of the citizens of many Provinces will not be given the opportunity to attend in person the consultation meetings.T.B.A. would suggest that if you wish your opinion to be heard and you can not attend the remaining yet to be annouced meeting.
You contact the Depts. involved and
voice your concerns.

National Meetings on Digital Issues Montreal Report
Saturday, March 23 2002 @ 02:21 PM CST
Contributed by: bob
Views:: 2,425
Justice Alan Truesdale from MLUG attended the recent Industry Canada sponsored meeting on Digtal Issues.

He has produced a report on what transpired at the meeting to assist those planning on attending the other meetings as they ocur across Canada.

The report can be found Here

NoVaLUG takes Linux to government workers at FOSE trade show
Thursday, March 21 2002 @ 10:35 PM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 1,969
Related News Found over at Newsforge:

"Tucked into one corner of the FOSE technology-for-government trade show was a little booth drawing a crowd that rivaled the numbers at all but the largest exhibit monstrosities from companies like Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard and Gateway."

Read the full article here

T.B.A....Makes Its First decision
Thursday, March 21 2002 @ 01:28 AM CST
Contributed by: bob
Views:: 3,493
Startup Without resorting to commisioning inpact and feasabilty studies.

This group of rational revolutionaries, these seekers of truth and progress, This alchemists
brew of pulsatiing byts and bites, with out socail
determinates without the cult of personality.
Has made a decision yea.....
Although I must add this group has some of the most intiriging
intellegent minds I personally had the pleasure of crossing bits and bytes with in quite some time has
done it we made a decision.

we have a mission and its on the home page
choice D was made, of course it still needs proofing cause Michael put it it there. :-)

onwards an upwards

New Step 2.
Sunday, March 17 2002 @ 01:12 AM CST
Contributed by: bob
Views:: 3,407
Startup As there has not been as much consensus over
the Naming of the iniative as we thought.

The matter will be put to a Poll of registered Members to go up as soon as the mini mission poll
comes down.
The Poll/Vote on this matter will go up after midnight Tuesday March 19th CST and remain open for 3 full days, mailing list members will be informed when the poll goes up.

The choices are:

A. Name the initiative before the first mail out.

B. Mail out as Tba.. and solicit more input.

Please use this thread for your concerns to be noted for the record

The Poll/Vote is complete with a majority decsion for next namming the T.B.A. inniative.

Action Steps for Startup
Friday, March 15 2002 @ 02:38 PM CST
Contributed by: bob
Views:: 5,570
Startup The following outlines the groups proposed action steps as taken from the discussion lists.
Step 1. Use the agreed on simple internall mini mission statement once agreed on to form the basis of a full blown expanded mission and postitioning statement.

2. Begin to collect and compile an accurate, up to date list of like minded organisations and other potential "stakeholders" please use Web Links for that and send an email to the steering group with contact information.

3. Decide on a name for this new National identity

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Naming our initiative
Friday, March 15 2002 @ 12:59 PM CST
Contributed by: bob
Views:: 4,040
Startup In order to acheive group concensus for coming up with a name for our efforts. It appears to be decided that we shall all submit a name an a brief, no longer than one paragraph, explantion for our name choice.

Names and explanations will be placed in this thread and voting will take in the poll area after the intial mini mission polling takes place.

the poll on the Naming will go up on WEDNESDAY
and run Till SUNDAY MARCH 23 at Midnight CST.
That gives us time to prepare develop the mail out lists>

The naming our iniative is on hold as new ideas are comming forth on the discussion list.

It will remain in hold until a clearer consensus emerges.

TBA - A New National Advocacy Group
Friday, March 15 2002 @ 12:07 PM CST
Contributed by: michael
Views:: 2,642
Related News As a result of Syd Weidman from Plug's open letter to Linux User Groups recently (the Letter can be found here.), a new group of National FSM, Gnu/Linux and Open Source Advocates have started working towards the creation of a new National Advocacy group.

Initial Introductory Mission Statement
Friday, March 15 2002 @ 11:18 AM CST
Contributed by: bob
Views:: 5,813
Startup Out of the discussion groups first week of deliborations an initial mission statement is begining to form: It will form the basis of an open letter to be published to all lugs and other interested groups and organisations.
While we have come up with many versions so far
this is a place to put the ones getting close to consensus. see below for our four options to chose from and add your comments.

(reminder you need to be registered and logged in to comment)
The choices A-D below were from a combined effort from most on the mailing list,we determined that for the these ealydays desisions all registered members can vote but only once.The Poll system will track IP adresses of voters
so you are honour bound to only vote once.

this will not be a blind vote.
We ask that you sign your vote in the comments section and it will be checked against the registered members list.

Starting up, the first steps
Sunday, March 10 2002 @ 08:26 PM CST
Contributed by: bob
Views:: 2,801
General News We need to first establish a steering commitee to give definition and focus to the tasks at hand.

As we intend to be a National effort, our first steps should be to identify advocates from each province and territory, and solicit their involvement, input and commitment.

So far we have representation from Manitoba and Sakatchewan, Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia

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