]> CLUE - From and about CLUE http://www.cluecan.ca/taxonomy/term/66/0 en Montreal Based compact Linux distribution: CDlinux new version released, Top 60 at distrowatch http://www.cluecan.ca/node/749 <p>(from Distrowatch.com) </p> <p>Ben Zhao has announced the release of CDlinux 0.9.1, a minimalist live CD with Xfce and support for several languages: "CDlinux 0.9.1 was released today. This is a yet another big leap towards CDlinux 1.0, integrating many new features and enhancements, including: a new GUI installation and upgrade wizard; rewrite the 'persistent mode' code and save persistent data as Squashfs; replace Fcitx with SCIM to support input method for more locales; add full support for German, French, Japanese and Russian; add support for 'Safe Graphics Mode' in case native X.Org driver fails; determine better whether to run in RAM or loop mode; some fine-tuning to improve performance on machines with low memory; many package upgrades, including Linux kernel, Firefox 3.0.6, Ghostscript 8.64, GIMP 2.6.4, JRE 6u12, Wine 1.1.14." Read the release announcement and release notes for more details. Download the "Community" or the "Standard" edition from here: CDlinux_CE-0.9.1.iso (203MB, MD5), CDlinux-0.9.1.iso.gz (68.5MB, MD5).</p> From and about CLUE Operating Systems Montréal LUG Discuss Tue, 17 Feb 2009 10:34:37 -0500 CLUE's involvement in Internet issues: ICANN, Net Neutrality and competitive access http://www.cluecan.ca/node/727 <p>As a demonstration of CLUE's involvement in issues beyond "Linux Users", I want to talk about some of the issues that Evan Leibovitch (past executive director) and I (as policy coordinator) are involved in.</p> <p>Evan has been acting as chair of the North American Region <A href="http://alac.icann.org/">At-Large Advisory Committee of ICANN</A> (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). Evan will hopefully be blogging about his involvement soon, and some of the issues that the advisory committee deals with. People may get a taste for the types of issues by listening to the <A href="http://twit.tv/twil13">This week in Law episode 13 from last month</A>.</p> <p>While I spoke at <A href="http://it360.ca/">IT360</A> last week on the issue of Software Patents and Free/Libre and Open Source Software, recent interviews and blogging have been focused on the related issues of "Net Neutrality" and competitive access to telecommunications facilities. While these two issues are often lumped together or even confused for each other, I try to separate them in my articles.</p> <p><UL ><br /> <LI ><A href="http://blogs.itworldcanada.com/insights/2008/04/14/more-bell-canada-misinformation-and-misdirection-in-attempt-to-justify-questionably-lawful-throttling/">More Bell Canada misinformation and misdirection in attempt to justify questionably lawful throttling</A><br /> <LI ><A href="http://blogs.itworldcanada.com/insights/2008/03/29/separating-the-competitive-access-issues-from-the-net-neutrality-issues/">Separating the competitive access issues from the Net Neutrality issues</A><br /> <LI ><A href="http://blogs.itworldcanada.com/insights/2008/03/20/an-ideal-future-communications-infrastructure-how-do-we-get-there-and-what-is-stopping-us/">An ideal future communications infrastructure, how do we get there, and what is stopping us!</A><br /> </UL></p> CLUE blogs From and about CLUE Other Canadian blogs Tue, 15 Apr 2008 14:36:49 -0400 Googel Analytics added to website http://www.cluecan.ca/node/637 <p>I have added google analytics today to the website as a way to increase our presence. How much this will help will be seen as time passes.</p> From and about CLUE Discuss Sun, 25 Mar 2007 10:05:34 -0400 A perspective on the freelance journalism case from CLUE: Canada's Association for Open Source. http://www.cluecan.ca/node/439 <p>On October 12, 2006, the Supreme Court of Canada released a decision in a case first launched in 1996 by Heather Robertson, a freelance journalist, and Thompson Corporation, the then-owner of the Globe and Mail. (Citation: <A HREF="http://scc.lexum.umontreal.ca/en/2006/2006scc43/2006scc43.html">Robertson v. Thomson Corp., 2006 SCC 43</A>) </p> From and about CLUE Published opinions Patents & Copyrights Wed, 18 Oct 2006 11:02:17 -0400 Why Join CLUE? http://www.cluecan.ca/why-join <h3>Help Us Protect the Rights of Creators and Consumers</h3> <p>CLUE represents the voice of the open source and free software community in Canada. Created in 1999, this federally-incorporated nonprofit aims to support and encourage the growing creation and use of open source by business, governments, organizations of all kinds, and individuals wanting to get the most out of their computing technology.</p> From and about CLUE Wed, 09 Aug 2006 10:36:22 -0400 Employee Membership http://www.cluecan.ca/employee-member <p>Employee Memberships are similar to regular memberships but are offered as part of Corporate Sponsorships. They entitle a certain number of people (depending on the level of sponsorship) to be designated by the company to receive CLUE member benefits. These memberships are transferrable, at the request of the sponsor's primary contact. </p> <p>The member priviledges include:<br /> <UL ><LI >email alias (<em >yourname@linux.ca</em> or <em >yourname@cluecan.ca</em>)<br /> <LI >Access to Members' only content/forums on website<br /> <LI >Discounts on CLUE merchandise and participating partners<br /> <LI >Permission to use designated CLUE logo on websites, etc<br /> <LI >Employee Membership card<br /> <LI >Membership in CLUE's network on Linkedin<br /> <LI >Access to Employee Members private forum<br /> <LI >Entitled to vote for Board position reserved for Employee Member representative (subject to Bylaw revision process)<br /> </UL></p> From and about CLUE Tue, 04 Jul 2006 13:28:58 -0400 CLUE Corporate Sponsorship http://www.cluecan.ca/sponsorship <p>Becoming a corporate sponsor of CLUE is quick and easy:</p> <p><OL ><LI >Create an account on this site<br /> (If you don't have an account yet you can create one by clicking <a href="/user/register">this link</a>.</LI></p> From and about CLUE Tue, 04 Jul 2006 12:53:19 -0400 Special information for existing holders of linux.ca email aliases http://www.cluecan.ca/alias-holders <p>As CLUE moves forward to accomplish its goals of representing the views of the open source community to policy makers and to the public at large, we are becoming a paid-membership organization starting in June 2006. As a result, the following changes are taking place:</p> From and about CLUE Tue, 04 Jul 2006 12:42:35 -0400 Privacy Policy http://www.cluecan.ca/privacy <p>CLUE Privacy Policy</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p>Privacy Policy:</p> <p>CLUE recognizes the importance of your privacy. We strongly believe in controlling personal information you share with us. This information is used to respond to inquiries, understand the needs of our members, and provide better overall service. CLUE does not sell any information obtained from its site or any other communication with its members. Information is used to provide a more responsive member service and to<br /> improve our website.</p> From and about CLUE Tue, 28 Mar 2006 21:42:37 -0500 Corporate Sponsor Benefits and Dues http://www.cluecan.ca/sponsor-program <h1>All sponsors receive:</h1> <p><UL><LI>Appropriate number of transferable Employee Memberships</LI><br /> <LI>Recognition plaque/certificate</LI><br /> <LI>Recognition on the CLUE website</LI></UL><br /> <br></p> <h1>Bronze Sponsorship</h1> <p><strong>Dues: $750(new), $650(renewal)</strong><br /> <UL><LI>4 Employee Memberships</LI><br /> <LI>Recognition plaque/certificate</LI><br /> <LI>Recognition on the CLUE website</LI></UL><br /> <br></p> <h1>Silver Sponsorship</h1> <p><strong>Dues: $3,250(new), $3,000(renewal)</strong><br /> <UL><LI>15 Employee Memberships</LI><br /> <LI>Opportunity to include brochures in Member “Welcome kits”</LI><br /> <LI>Rotating logo on CLUE web pages</LI><br /> <LI>Descriptive company description on CLUE website</LI></UL></p> From and about CLUE Fri, 17 Mar 2006 01:18:07 -0500 Member Benefits and Dues http://www.cluecan.ca/member-program <p>The following is a list of CLUE annual dues and member benefits. The list of benefits is intended to grow as we are able to partner with other groups and sponsors. All dues for Canadian residents are subject to GST/HST as applicable.</p> From and about CLUE Fri, 17 Mar 2006 01:14:21 -0500 Introduction: Russell McOrmond, CLUE policy coordinator http://www.cluecan.ca/node/94 <p>I have been invited by the executive to be a policy coordinator, working for CLUE in Ottawa. My focus will be on the federal government and federal policy, but will also be collaborating with other CLUE members on other levels of government as well.</p> CLUE blogs From and about CLUE Thu, 02 Mar 2006 14:38:09 -0500 LinuxWorld Free Show Passes http://www.cluecan.ca/node/91 <p>As an exhibitor at the LinuxWorld show and conference in April, CLUE can make available <a href="http://www.lwnwexpo.plumcom.ca/pdfs/LWNW_Tradeshow_Pass.pdf">free show passes</a> (PDF format) to all our members and supporters. Just follow the link and print out the pass (or just follow its instructions if you are registering online).</p> From and about CLUE Mon, 27 Feb 2006 11:36:18 -0500 Who's CLUE http://www.cluecan.ca/clue-people <p>CLUE is a virtual organization with supporters and members across the country. However, as in all groups there is a core of people who help bring it all together.</p> <p>(<strong >For bios, click on the person's name</strong>)</p> From and about CLUE About the Community Fri, 17 Feb 2006 01:49:34 -0500 Frequently-asked questions about CLUE http://www.cluecan.ca/clue-faq <p><OL ><br /> <LI ><strong >Is CLUE a charity?</strong><br /> No, CLUE is a Canadian federally-incorporated not-for-profit corporation but it is not registered as a charity. Doing so would be inconsistent with our aims of policy advocacy. As a result, we cannot issue charitable-donation tax receipts; however, CLUE memberships may qualify as an acceptable business expense for tax purposes. Check with your tax advisors to see if this applies to you.</LI><br /> <LI ><strong >Is CLUE a user group?</strong><br /> Not in the same way as most conventional computer user groups. CLUE does not hold regular meetings, run regular public education events or distribute software. We work with and support affiliated groups, with which we work together to support FOSS at both the local and national levels.</LI></p> From and about CLUE Fri, 17 Feb 2006 01:26:13 -0500