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Election online chat: tell us what you think about the election. - If anyone is wanting to chat about the election with fellow Digital Copyright activists, please join the channel #DigitalCopyrightCanada on irc.oftc.net.
Interview: Dru Lavigne, BSD Certification Group - The BSD Certification Group (BSDCG) is a non-profit organization established to create and maintain a global certification standard for system administration on BSD-based operating systems. After a year of work, the group behind the BSD Certification project plans to complete the process for the first certification (BSD Associate) in the first half of this year, with the first exam to be available by the second quarter. We interviewed Dru Lavigne, BSD advocate and creator of the initiative. [Newsforge]
Globe and Mail: Liberal MP's fundraiser causes controversy - This Globe and Mail article by Roma Luciw about Bulte's fundraiser tonight contains this gem:
Kolab / Horde Workshop Report - [Calgary Linux User Group]
A Web pioneer lays out the drawbacks of American-style copyright laws - Canadian science fiction author Cory Doctorow wrote an article in the Toronto Star which includes:
ITAC Ontario creates portal for non-profits to source volunteer help - Partnership Platform matches charities with socially-responsible vendors [ITBusiness.ca]
Green Party election platform to include support for open source - Policy would mandate government to move away from proprietary software [ITBusiness.ca]
Getting Started with SQL-Ledger Presentation Files - As promised, here's the file for my SQL-Ledger presentation.
(note: the file is in OpenOffice 2.0 format) [Calgary Linux User Group]
Sony Hit With Canadian Class Action Suits - With Sony slated to appear in a New York courtroom on Friday to seek approval for its class action settlement for the rootkit fiasco, its Canadian arm is now facing several Canadian class action suits. The Merchant Law Firm, based in Calgary, launched class action suits in both the Ontario and B.C. courts yesterday (Ontario brief, B.C. brief). This follows a less-publicized class action launched in Quebec against Sony last November. All of these cases arise from the rootkit issue. The briefs make for interesting reading as the Canadian cases raise a long list of legal issues including the violation of Canadian privacy law, breach of contract, violation of the Competition Act, and a host of tort claims.
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