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Considering the matter of Toronto schools and access to FOSS, it was interesting to see this Information week article on Indiana switching more than 20,000 students to Linux.
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:
While the InformationWeek article does talk about Unix/Linux in general as the top entry of its 12 greatest software programs of all time, it singles out BSD4.3 as the heart of the system's greatness and global significance.
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.
In light of the Toronto District School Board discussions, I thought this recent news item appropriate and very encouraging:
Brandon Elementary transformed by K12LTSP - Two parent volunteers at an Atlanta district school have revolutionized technology use there by replacing Windows workstations with Linux on thin clients, using K12LTSP. [Newsforge]
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