]> CLUE - About the Community http://www.cluecan.ca/taxonomy/term/73/0 en Looking for linux users group in the Niagara area of Ontario Canada http://www.cluecan.ca/node/747 <p>I am new to linux and am wishing to link up with ANY OTHER LINUX USER! I am quick to learn, I just need someone to show me the ropes. I live in St.Catharines, Ont, so if anyone knows anybody, please send me a msg, or email me at willhornby@yahoo.ca .</p> Other Ontario About the Community Sat, 27 Sep 2008 22:41:35 -0400 Hamilton Linux User Group mini-Conference http://www.cluecan.ca/node/734 <p>The Hamilton Linux User Group is having a conference on Saturday June 7th from 9am to 5pm at St. Andrews United Church, 479 Upper Paradise Road, Hamilton, ON. </p> <p>Topics will include the OpenOffice office suite, Asterisk phone server, Zimbra email and collaboration/groupware suite and the Linux operating system. The focus being on F/OSS applications for business and end-users.</p> CLUE blogs About the Community Hamilton LUG Tue, 20 May 2008 15:42:50 -0400 Ubuntu Canada site (re-)opens http://www.cluecan.ca/node/322 <p>The site is located at <a href="http://ubuntu-ca.org/">ubuntu-ca.org</a> and sports the groupś new made-in Canada logo.</p> About the Community Fri, 07 Jul 2006 14:24:56 -0400 Canada’s Privacy Community Speaks Out on DRM, Privacy and Copyright http://www.cluecan.ca/intellectualprivacy-launch <p>CLUE is participating with a wide coalition of experts and community groups who are deeply concerned about the legal entrenchment of “digital rights management” (DRM) technology in Canadian copyright law. Today this coalition, led by the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic at the University of Ottawa, today launched the website <a href="http://www.intellectualprivacy.ca/">intellectualprivacy.ca</a> and released a background paper on the issue.</p> <p>In an open letter to Minister of Canadian Heritage Bev Oda and Industry Minister Maxime Bernier accompanying the background paper, we offer to work with policy makers and politicians on this issue, and seek assurances that:</p> <p><OL ><LI >any proposed copyright reforms will prioritize privacy protection by including a full privacy consultation and a full privacy impact assessment with the introduction of any copyright reform bill</LI><br /> <LI >any proposed anti-circumvention provisions will create no negative privacy impact</LI><br /> <LI >any proposed copyright reforms will include pro-active privacy protections that, for example, enshrine the rights of Canadians to access and enjoy copyright works anonymously and in private</LI><br /> </OL></p> <p>CLUE will remain an ongoing part of this effort, and work with the coalition to ensure that Canadian copyright laws protect both creators and consumers, and will not impede the ability of developers to create free and open source software.</p> <p>Comments are invited.</p> About the Community Patents & Copyrights Wed, 17 May 2006 10:45:58 -0400 Open Source User Groups in Canada http://www.cluecan.ca/usergroups <p>One of the strengths of the Open Source development model is the widespread involvement of volunteer enthusiasts around the world. Canada has a thriving user community, and you are invited to attend a meeting, join a mailing list, or otherwise get involved.</p> <p><a href="flexinode/table/1">List of User Groups in Canada</a></p> <p><a href="contact">Contact CLUE to add or modify a listing</a></p> About the Community Mon, 27 Mar 2006 03:01:34 -0500 Political and Policy Advocacy http://www.cluecan.ca/node/93 <p>I thought that this being my first foray into the blog world that I would like to address something that is important not only to CLUE but also to other FOSS projects. I am most familiar with OpenOffice.org and its deployment via the Ontario Ministry of Education. This is a significant change for the government to go to Open Source after initially choosing StarOffice. </p> <p>Okay now to get to the point which is that the Ontario government itself is not considering using OpenOffice.org but is sticking with MSO. To me this is a waste of your and my tax dollars and should be remedied. How? By each of us who use and work with Open Source to lobby our government representives. I started with my MPP, David Caplan, some time ago and will meet again with him, even though I moved from the constituency, to give him charts and spreadsheets that demonstrate that the cost of moving in this direction would cost about half of what it costs annually with the present choice.</p> CLUE blogs About the Community Wed, 01 Mar 2006 19:07:16 -0500 An Introduction http://www.cluecan.ca/node/92 <p>Let me introduce myself to the CLUE community. My name is Jim Elliott and I am the advocate for Open Computing (including Linux and Open Source) at IBM Canada Ltd. (which covers Canada and the Caribbean). I have been working pretty much full-time on Linux since mid-1998. First as the launch manager for Linux on IBM mainframes for the Americas and then since January of 2002 in my current role. </p> <p>My web site is at <a href="http://www.vm.ibm.com/devpages/jelliott/">ibm.com/vm/devpages/jelliott</a> where you will find copies of presentations I have made at public events recently on Linux and Open Source.</p> CLUE blogs Introductory/General About the Community Wed, 01 Mar 2006 15:02:13 -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 Interview: Dru Lavigne, BSD Certification Group http://www.cluecan.ca/node/42 <p><a href="http://business.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=06/01/13/173233&amp;from=rss">Interview: Dru Lavigne, BSD Certification Group</a> - <em >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.</em> [<a href="http://www.newsforge.com/">Newsforge</a>]</p> Operating Systems Interviews About the Community Education & Certification Fri, 20 Jan 2006 09:13:29 -0500 Who's in charge of these user groups anyway? http://www.cluecan.ca/node/25 <p><a href="http://www.itbusiness.ca/it/client/en/home/news.asp?id=37957">Who's in charge of these user groups anyway?</a> - <em >They may be powered by passion and a love for technology, but it's often the vendors that keep these organizations alive. We talk to leaders about how they deal with the conflict of interest issues. Also: Are LUGs immune?</em> [<a href="http://www.itbusiness.ca">ITBusiness.ca</a>]</p> Other Canadian blogs About the Community Tue, 03 Jan 2006 22:35:17 -0500 Do LUGs still matter? http://www.cluecan.ca/node/22 <p><a href="http://software.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=05/12/23/193238&amp;from=rss">Do LUGs still matter?</a> - <em >Commentary -- There is no question that LUGs -- Linux User Groups -- have been important to the rapid growth and adoption of Linux. In the early years, a typical LUG brought together early adopters from every walk of life who had a missionary zeal for Linux. Today, most members are IT professionals. Given that, I wonder, do LUGs matter any longer?</em> [<a href="http://www.newsforge.com/">Newsforge</a>]</p> Published opinions About the Community Sat, 24 Dec 2005 23:24:47 -0500 Canadian Open Source User Groups http://www.cluecan.ca/lugs <p>Linux User Groups (LUGs) provide the opportunity for Linux users to come together and arrange local events, including "Install Fests" (assisting new users to install and configure Linux on their computers) and demonstrations of new hardware and software products.<br /> A full list of Canada's more than 120 open source user groups can be searched at <a href="group-list">www.cluecan.ca/group-list</a></p> About the Community Tue, 06 Dec 2005 14:51:12 -0500