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An ITBusines.ca article by Sarah Lysecki includes:
An ITBusiness.ca article by Shane Schick includes:
The following letter was sent in reply to CATA appoints government relations exec to take on procurement.
CATA is dealing with problems that are similar to those experienced by Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) companies. The government wants to skip intermediaries when procuring products that originate from a single source, but seem to forget the value added by these intermediaries. What ends up happening is that if the single source is a vendor that also offers related services that the government is effectively bypassing procurement policy intended to protect competition.
The CopyCamp website has been updated with answers to many questions, providing more information for those thinking of attending this event in Toronto from September 28 to the 30'th. This event will bring together people from the arts community, the Free/Libre and Open Source Software community, and others interested in creativity and copyright together in one conference. The full list of questions includes:
An August 09, 2006 ODSL and Xandros press release includes:
Xandros is has headquarters in New York, offices in Frankfurt and Mumbai, and research and development facilities in Ottawa.
FACIL, is holding an event on Friday the 11th of August 2006, 18h00 at the CRIM (550 Sherbrooke O., suite 100, near metro McGill).
Read the English translation of the announcement. I will be there to help clarify where Canada differs from the French process and law.
FACIL is a non-profit organization that promotes the use of Free Software in Quebec.
A NewsForge article by Bruce Byfield includes:
With the recent launch of the Petition to protect Information Technology property rights at the Ottawa Linux Symposium (French translation in progress), we now move to the harder stage of explaining the petition not only to those who we want to sign it, but those whose activities we wish to influence. It is not only politicians who must help protect our property rights, but also software authors who we want to discourage from working with monopolies in the hardware manufacturing and content industries to circumvent our property rights.
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