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Election online chat: tell us what you think about the election.

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.
If you know of other chat locations or BLOGS, or want to offer your thoughts about the election, please add a comment. (Note: For those who have posted off-topic comments elsewhere, I'll leave off-topic comments attached to this posting. I will only edit for legal issues or inappropriate language for a public website accessed by all ages).

Interview: Dru Lavigne, BSD Certification Group

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

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:
"I will not be silenced by zealots like Michael Geist and political opportunists like Peggy Nash who are making something out of nothing," she said, adding that she believes Mr. Geist's comments are nearing the point of being defamatory.
"I am not going to sue him before the election but dammit, watch me after the election."

Kolab / Horde Workshop Report

Kolab / Horde Workshop Report - [Calgary Linux User Group]
The Kolab / Horde Workshop took place this past Saturday, and we all had a great time. We had 10 people come out, most with computers to setup on. We have a few pictures you can see in the Kolab / Horde Workshop gallery. As you can see, we had a couple new faces there, some past members, as well as some current members.

A Web pioneer lays out the drawbacks of American-style copyright laws

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:
As well as being a writer, I'm a partner in a copyright-based business whose server is located in Toronto, not far from Bulte's riding. Boing Boing is the daily blog I co-edit; it gets about 1.7 million readers a day. We rely on copyright to protect our income, but we also need copyright to get out of the way when we quote, excerpt and include stills from other websites in the course of reporting on them.

ITAC Ontario creates portal for non-profits to source volunteer help

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

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

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

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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