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Today's Featured Article
CIPPIC replies: Russell McOrmond
Wednesday, June 30 2004 @ 01:02 pm CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 2,718
General News I was not a candidate in the previous election, but I believe it would be useful for people actively involved in technology law issues to offer their own thoughts on the questions for parties and candidates from the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC).

Question areas:

- Music File-sharing
- Technological Protection of Copyrighted Materials
- Educational Use of Internet Materials
- ISP Liability for copyright infringement
- Open Source Software
- Spam
- National ID cards

Read the full thing at Digital Copyright Canada


Digital Copyright Canada forum
Wednesday, June 09 2004 @ 08:58 am CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 2,724
General News Russell McOrmond submitted the following:

Want to be proactive rather than reactive on government policy around the Internet, Free/Libre and Open Source Software, and Digital Copyright? Want to find out what your candidates know about these areas of policy?

The Digital Copyright Canada forum is working to try to get these answers. Please get involved and ensure that your views get onto the election agenda.

A tale of two open source cities
Friday, April 30 2004 @ 03:32 pm CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 2,813
General News Two Canadian municipal government departments have come out of the closet about their computing preferences.

And while one open source consultant isn't calling for any pride parades, he does argue that all public sector organizations, including health care and education, have a "moral obligation almost" to examine the open source software option and to develop clear policies about its adoption.

Read the full thing here

Site upgrades
Sunday, January 11 2004 @ 12:44 am CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 5,500
General News I'm in the process of upgrading the CanOpenER servers to the latest and greatest Mandrake 9.2 (plus some known good Cooker while I'm at it). Most of it should be seamless, but you may experience some hiccups along the way.

One thing that is not functioning as of yet is the mailing list archives. I'm moving the mail server to a new box, which doesn't seem to like me right now, so it's taking longer than I anticipated.

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Most Recent Post: 01/26 10:02pm by Linegod

CAAST anti-piracy news
Wednesday, December 17 2003 @ 05:36 am CST
Contributed by: Anonymous
Views:: 2,464
General News The Canadian version of the BSA, known as CAAST has announced that 8 Canadian companies have been fined hundreds of thousands of dollars for "non-maliciously" pirating software. This appears to be an enourmous opportunity for the Canadian open source community to start making some inroads into corporate Canada.

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Most Recent Post: 01/14 10:20am by Romulus007

IBM opens integration centre for SuSE Linux products
Monday, December 08 2003 @ 04:46 pm CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 2,443
General News From itBusiness.ca:

IBM Canada is promising customers improved installation experience, performance and cost of ownership for SuSE Linux Enterprise Server on its DB2 software through the opening of a Toronto-based integration centre.

The two firms said the centre will dedicate hardware, software and human resources to create model customer environment and test scripts for certification work. SuSE, based in Germany, offers the first distribution of the Linux open-source operating system to be certified on all hardware platforms supported by DB2. IBM has also been offering its own Linux certification program for DB2 for about two years, and SuSE has been a part of that from the beginning.

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Sun Notches Linux Win With Chinese Gov't
Wednesday, November 19 2003 @ 05:42 pm CST
Contributed by: Anonymous
Views:: 2,213
General News Sun Microsystems Inc. on Monday will announce a technology partnership with two IT ministries in the Chinese government as well as the formation of a new company, China Standard Software, to deliver a China-branded software stack based on Sun's Java Desktop System.

A Sun executive who asked not to be named told eWEEK that while the current Java Desktop System is powered by SuSE Linux, the Chinese deal will probably have a custom Linux Standards Base-compliant Linux operating system that will be supported by the Chinese government and its IT partners.

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Brazil Leans Away From Microsoft
Monday, November 17 2003 @ 03:19 am CST
Contributed by: Anonymous
Views:: 2,224
General News Silva's top technology officer wants to transform the land of samba and Carnival into a tech-savvy nation where everyone from schoolchildren to government bureaucrats uses open-source software instead of costly Windows products.

Read the full thing here

NEC switches from SCO UNIX to Linux and MySQL for call-center software
Wednesday, October 29 2003 @ 06:24 pm CST
Contributed by: kevinmack
Views:: 2,547
General News NEC Announces Availability Of Global Navigator 5.0 Monitoring Solution For Call Centers

NEC America, Inc. (NEC), a provider of innovative communications products, solutions and services, announced the availability of Global Navigator 5.0, a complete monitoring solution for tracking call activity and agent performance across single or multiple contact center operations. This application delivers enterprise-wide call center management, added control on a single or multi-site network level and helps customers to leverage existing investments as they migrate to newer solutions.

Read the full thing at http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2003/Oct/1020896.htm

Environment Canada uses Linux to track hurricanes, predict, and analyse weather
Friday, October 17 2003 @ 01:22 am CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 2,403
General News From NewsForge:

On September 27, Hurricane Juan was approaching the Canadian Maritime Provinces. The Canadian Hurricane Centre tracked the hurricane's progress as it approached the coast of Nova Scotia and ultimately delivered quite a wallop. A few days later, CBC's The National ran documentary about the storm and its aftermath. The documentary showed the inside of the hurricane centre before it was itself evacuated, including a shot of a room full of computers tracking the progress of the hurricane. They were all running KDE.

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