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Response to the GC RFI on "No Charge Licence Software"
Sunday, February 22 2009 @ 03:37 pm CST
Contributed by: pogson
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Open Source Response to the Government of Canada's RFI - NO CHARGE LICENSED SOFTWARE Response to the Government of Canada's RFI - NO CHARGE LICENSED SOFTWARERobert Pogson2009-2-7 Abstract: In response to this RFI, it is proposed to deal with “NO CHARGE LICENSED SOFTWARE” in two streams:

• Free Software which the government is free to use, examine source code, modify source code and to distribute changes including source code

• Non-Free Software which may have a no-cost licence but which does not allow copying, examination of source code or distribution.

Free and Non-Free Software have different technological risks, levels of reliability and flexibility. The Government should respect these differences to make the best use of information technology.

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Canadian banks put the brakes on open source
Wednesday, July 11 2007 @ 01:08 pm CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 68,562
Open Source From

Linux-based and Unix-based apps are becoming commonplace in the enterprise, but some sectors are still holding out. IDC and Info-Tech explain why our financial institutions are reluctant to take the plunge. Also: a consultant tells us where they could be missing out

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The open source attitude
Monday, April 02 2007 @ 07:33 pm CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 71,390
Open Source From

Open source has always been the underdog on the software scene, but it continues to draw intense interest from users and vendors alike in North America. Users want to avoid vendor lock-in and are attracted to potential cost savings. And vendors and value-added resellers see opportunities for innovation in the software market

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U of R offers open source course
Wednesday, January 03 2007 @ 12:29 pm CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 8,916
Open Source From

In recent years, software giants like Microsoft have found open source software like Linux and Firefox nipping at their heels.

... Now, the University of Regina has joined the fray, launching its first senior-level course in open source software development.

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Geist calls for 'open access' government research
Sunday, November 26 2006 @ 10:23 am CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 8,864
Open Source From

The University of Ottawa professor uses an international conference to offer his critique of the public sector's approach to intellectual property, including its use of open source software.

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Integrating Health Databases
Wednesday, September 20 2006 @ 01:52 pm CST
Contributed by: CAISI
Views:: 9,015
Open Source Hey Folks,

I thought I'd provide a update on CAISI, our open source (OSCAR-based) software.

Our development team is working on the integrator so agencies and hospitals can update shared databases on behalf of the homeless, in real-time if possible, and improve overall care and re-integration into society.

Feds put open source into active service
Wednesday, September 06 2006 @ 02:07 pm CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 11,525
Open Source The Canadian government is planning to use GForge as the starting point for asset management. A Treasury Board director walks us through the process and identifies the applications that will be tackled first

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O Canada! Canadians and Open Source
Friday, June 09 2006 @ 07:00 am CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 2,654
Open Source From Directions Magazine:

It is nearly common knowledge that GIS finds its origins in government agencies in that great northern territory we know as Canada. I say "nearly” because there are still those who believe that GIS was created by proprietary software vendors ... which I’ll bet makes the marketing guys at these companies more than happy with themselves.

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Canadian election candidate takes stand for FOSS
Thursday, January 19 2006 @ 08:04 am CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 2,658
Open Source From Newsforge:

Free and open source software (FOSS) is not a major issue in the Canadian election scheduled for January 23. None of the major political parties -- the Liberals, Conservatives, New Democratic Party (NDP), or Bloc Québécois -- has taken a position on FOSS. The up and coming Green Party is rumored to be announcing a FOSS platform shortly, but even that may be only be token support, considering that the Green Party Web site includes downloads of current policy in Microsoft Word format. The only candidate for a major party who is openly advocating FOSS is Mathieu Allard, the young NDP candidate for the Francophone riding of Saint Boniface in Manitoba. Recently, I talked to him about his advocacy and the role that FOSS plays in his campaign.

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Green Party election platform to include support for open source
Monday, January 09 2006 @ 05:15 pm CST
Contributed by: Linegod
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Open Source From IT Business:

It may be excluded from Monday night’s national leadership debates, but the Green Party of Canada is about to release a more detailed platform that will reiterate its support for open source software adoption in the public sector.

The party will include its stance on open source software in a section called “technology and culture” that will be among several mini-platforms it will publish within the next two weeks, a spokesman said. In its platform for the 2004 election, the Green Party set itself apart by promising that, if elected, it would require federal agencies to initiate transitions to open source operating systems and productivity software. It also said it would make technology that has been developed at public expense a publicly owned resource.

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