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Canadian open source community association looks beyond Linux
Tuesday, January 03 2006 @ 04:26 PM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
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General News From IT Business:

Canada's national Linux industry association is broadening its mandate and creating programs to tackle the policy issues surrounding open source technologies, members of its leadership team said Tuesday.

The Canadian Linux User's Exchange (CLUE) has replaced its old Web site with one backed by a Drupal-based content management system and a motto ("CLUE: Get One") that hints at its intentions to become a more aggressive advocate of what its members call Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS). CLUE was founded in the late 1990s and has since become an point of aggregation for contact information of interest to many regional user groups across the country.

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eXe Release 0.11
Wednesday, December 14 2005 @ 10:09 PM CST
Contributed by: mackiwg
Views:: 4,074
General News The eXe project is developing an authoring tool to assist teachers and academics in publishing of e-learning content. eXe is easy to use and there is also a IMS/SCORM export feature.

Download eXe @

New Canadian Voice in Digital Rights Issues: Online Rights Canada (ORC)
Friday, December 09 2005 @ 11:17 AM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 5,347
Justice December 09, 2005
New Canadian Voice in Digital Rights Issues

Online Rights Canada Launches with EFF, CIPPIC Support

Toronto - Online Rights Canada (ORC) launched in Canada Friday, giving Canadians a new voice in critical technology and information policy issues. The grassroots organization is jointly supported by the Canadian Internet Policy & Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

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RSS Feed Fixed
Wednesday, November 30 2005 @ 10:05 PM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 4,931
General News Sometime ago, I broke the RSS Feed for CanOpenER. It's all fixed now (proper header, intro text, etc).

Thanks to Izaak Branderhorst for pointing it out.

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Most Recent Post: 01/31 03:41PM by Linegod

Symbio Technologies Expands in Canada with New VAR in Montreal
Tuesday, November 22 2005 @ 12:36 PM CST
Contributed by: Anonymous
Views:: 3,245
General News NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., November 22, 2005-- Symbio Technologies, ( an innovator in server-centric computer networks that use low-cost diskless thin clients as workstations, announced today that Omega Technologies of Montreal, Canada ( has joined its growing worldwide network of authorized value-added resellers (VARs). Omega Technologies, which recently opened a new office in Toronto, becomes the fifth Canadian company to join Symbio Technologies’ international roster of VARs.

Linux Terminal Servers in Saskatchewan Schools
Sunday, November 13 2005 @ 11:35 AM CST
Contributed by: pogson
Views:: 3,776
Education Robert Pogson

La Loche, SK, Canada

While we all know computers cannot teach, they are excellent tools for conveying information of many kinds in the educational community and give good value for money and effort spent to place them in schools. Most schools use computer labs and a minimal number of computers in the classroom. I believe the time has come to increase use of computers in classrooms and I believe it can be done much more economically.

The Quebec Free Software Week: November 12-20 2005
Saturday, November 12 2005 @ 09:50 AM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 3,918
Events From Digital Copyright Canada:

FROM NOVEMBER 12-20 2005: The Quebec Free Software Week

Montreal and Quebec, Wednesday November 9, 2005 - FACIL, for the collective appropriation of free information technology, is proud to announce the 2005 edition of the Quebec Free Software Week (la Semaine québécoise de l'informatique libre SQIL), from November 12-20, 2005, in many regions of Quebec. The theme for the week is Connecting people. The SQIL program includes presentations by university researchers, free software installation festivals, demonstrations of solutions intended for enterprise and government, teaching workshops in and educational milieu, screening of documentaries and festivities.

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SCALE 4x Calls For Papers and .ORGS
Sunday, November 06 2005 @ 02:03 PM CST
Contributed by: Anonymous
Views:: 3,246
Open Source SCALE 4x, the 2006 Southern California Linux Expo, has issued a Call For Papers. They will be accepting presentation proposals through November 20, 2005. Additionally, SCALE is offering exhibit space to open-source projects and community organizations.

SCALE 4x, is their fourth annual Linux and Open Source conference will be held at the Los Angeles Airport Westin on Feb 11-12. SCALE is a community run non-profit event. Speakers this year will include Chris Dibona (Google), Matt Asay (Alfresco), John Terpstra (Samba) and more....

Olympic "sponsorship" controversy
Friday, October 28 2005 @ 11:36 AM CST
Contributed by: gordie
Views:: 4,206
General News Stay with me now. This story is a little bit off topic from Open Source per se, but I think it applies very well to the increasingly obnoxious nature of so called "intellectual" property.

On the news yesterday I heard a story about a fued between Esso and the Vancouver 2010 Olympic committee. Initially I was inclined to side with the Olympic people, but I've been thinking about it since then and I saw the commercial and now I am firmly on Esso's side. Can anyone enlighten me as to exactly copyright, patent or other IP law Esso is breaking by having a contest to send people to watch the Canadian team in Torino next year? Can the Canadian Olympic Committee really claim ownership over not only the "Olympics" copyrights and trademarks, but also anything and everything that could possibly be interpreted as being somehow related to the Olympics?

Is it time to start taking the Olympic committee people to task for purposefully misinterpreting Canadian law?

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Creating a Knowledge Commons in Saskatchewan
Friday, October 28 2005 @ 10:29 AM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 3,814
Events Come to the Multi-Purpose Room of the Riddell Centre, off University Drive South, on November 17 and 18 (Thursday and Friday) to participate in creating a knowledge commons in Saskatchewan.

We are talking about:

  • reclaiming knowledge, information, and culture as commonly held resources for the public good
  • challenging the privatization and commodification of knowledge
  • creating avenues for scientists, artists, Indigenous Peoples, farmers, journalists, students, teachers, librarians, health care workers, researchers, community activists, and citizens of all kinds to freely access and share humanity's knowledge

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