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Call for open-source interested/active educators: Dissertation research
Sunday, November 14 2004 @ 01:41 PM CST
Contributed by: Anonymous
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Education Hi everyone,

I am about to embark on my dissertation research data-collection. For this, I am looking for K-12 educators who are involved in the use, development of and/or advocacy of free and open-source software. If you fit this description, and would be interested in sharing your experiences, please contact me. If you don't seem to fit this description, do you know anyone who does? Please let me know, or feel free to pass on this message to others. I could really use everyone's help on this. Please please. :-)

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Most Recent Post: 03/28 05:51PM by nostbakken Relaunched
Thursday, November 04 2004 @ 05:11 AM CST
Contributed by: Anonymous
Views:: 3,763
General News OpenConcept Consulting has relaunched to promote the use and development of in Canada. With an extensive list of links and interactive polls and events calendars, we hope to provide a forum which makes it easy for users to find out and try for themselves. is built using an Open Source php/mysql CMS, which is capable of handling multilingual versions. A french version will be launched when we find translators to volunteer their time.

Southern California Linux Expo Calls For Papers
Monday, November 01 2004 @ 02:24 AM CST
Contributed by: Anonymous
Views:: 3,588
Events The USC, Simi/Conejo, and UCLA Linux User Groups are proud to present the third annual Southern California Linux Expo scheduled for February 12-13th, 2005 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The Southern California Linux Expo will bring together Linux and Open Source Software companies, developers, and users.

The conference is being held by Linux user groups from the local area: the USCLUG, SCLUG, and UCLALUG. Building on the tremendous success of last two years' SCALE, the three LUGs will continue to promote Linux and the Open Source Software community.

We invite you to share your work on Linux and Open Source projects with the rest of the community.

The CBC discovers OGG!
Friday, October 22 2004 @ 02:54 PM CST
Contributed by: gordie
Views:: 3,714
Open Source Aparently the CBC has finally realized that open source technology can save them money. I'm not sure when this first happened, but you can now listen to Radio One and Radio Two in OGG streaming format. Way to go CBC.

Surfing and Sourcing: Saskatchewan School District goes Thin Client
Monday, October 11 2004 @ 10:17 AM CST
Contributed by: Anonymous
Views:: 8,143
Education NEW ROCHELLE, NY, USA, Oct. 11, 2004 – A year ago, Tom Hawboldt, technology coordinator for the Northwest Catholic School District No. 16 in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada, surfed the Internet for information on the latest advancements in computer networks for school systems. Finding what he was looking for, he contacted Symbio Technologies in the New York City suburbs, which in turn called its value-added reseller in Ontario to team up for an international success story which has resulted in “more teachers – not just more computers – and a great system that is super stable and which has saved the district a bunch of money.”

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Angry penguin supporter
Friday, October 08 2004 @ 07:59 PM CST
Contributed by: Anonymous
Views:: 5,711
Linux Seems like this is one fed up Linux consulting company executive.
An interesting read, and off the wall enough for a good laugh.,com_mamblog/Itemid,69/

Why Open Source Software/Free Software
Thursday, September 30 2004 @ 12:42 PM CST
Contributed by: michael
Views:: 6,251
Linux David A. Wheeler has revised and updated his paper "Why Open Source Software / Free Software (OSS/FS)? Look at the Numbers!"

David's excellent work has allways been appreciated by the CanOpenER crew. According to David, this paper 'examines market share, reliability, performance, scalability, security, and total cost of ownership. It also has sections on non-quantitative issues, unnecessary fears, OSS/FS on the desktop, usage reports, other sites providing related information, and ends with some conclusions.'

This paper is getting to be almost book size now and is well worth the read. David's work can be found HERE

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Bureaucrats: Do you know where your numbers are?
Monday, September 27 2004 @ 01:43 PM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 5,703
Open Source From PLUG:

Someone sitting in an office analyzing some data using a popular, commercially available spreadsheet may seem very innocuous. But when you think about the consequences of errors in judgement on the scale of our national government, you start to realize what is at stake. The risks can be immense. Who knows how many decisions have been influenced by relying on data that was processed incorrectly? Senior bureaucrats are often said to have more power than elected officials, precisely because they control the flow of information to the Minister. What if their sources of information were unreliable? How could we begin to answer such questions?

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Roofing firm lets Linux shelter wayward documents
Monday, September 20 2004 @ 11:37 PM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 6,332
Linux From

A London, Ont.-based firm that had previously used a proprietary document storage system and ordinary filing cabinets has chosen open source software to provide document management capabilities to its salespersons, project managers and designers.

London Roof Truss, which produces pre-engineered roof and floor trusses for contractors, homebuilders and lumberyards, had been storing its documents on Microsoft Windows NT Server, but the absence of management tools had thwarted efforts to prevent documents from getting lost or being accidentally deleted, according to Wayne Bilger, the company's systems administrator. And while hard-copy documents were being stored in filing cabinets, the time spent searching for these documents hampered employee productivity and impeded customer service.

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How to fight software patents - singly and together
Saturday, September 11 2004 @ 02:31 AM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 7,629
General News From NewsForge:
by Richard M. Stallman

Software patents are the software project equivalent of land mines: Each design decision carries a risk of stepping on a patent, which can destroy your project.

Developing a large and complex program means combining many ideas, often hundreds or thousands of them. In a country that allows software patents, chances are that some substantial fraction of the ideas in your program will be patented already by various companies. Perhaps hundreds of patents will cover parts of your program. A study in 2004 found almost 300 U.S. patents that covered various parts of a single important program. It is so much work to do such a study that only one has been done.

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