[discuss] Ottawa-Carleton District School Board and FLOSS

For those following the story about the Linux lab that was dismantled
from a Toronto school, the latest article that is a letter from Laura
McAlister, Superintendent of Curriculum, Ottawa-Carleton District School

[discuss] Interview with Mr. Montgomery about dismantled Linux lab

I am assuming people have read this article:

I'm wondering how people would like to take this issue forward? I
have written a letter to the trustee and principal of the school, but

[discuss] Big Brother in Canada

Big Brother watching you surf?

FWIW, I feel CLUE should formulate a response to this Bill given that

[discuss] Invitation from MP Joe Fontana's office about Open rce..

I wrote the following message yesterday morning. Those in Ottawa may
want to attend the Monday event as well.

The Hon. Joe Fontana, P.C., M.P., Critic for Science & Research, would
like to invite all Members of Parliament, Senators, and their staff to

[discuss] Writing for the Living Web

Just thought I'd forward a link to a great article for those who are
blogging on the CLUE site and/or blog on their own. Fantastic advice:


Unfortuantely, we follow very little of this advice on the CLUE site

[discuss] 'Spy' revealed in Microsoft security tool - Security - Technology - smh.com.au


[discuss] Volpe campaign shuts down website

On Monday 05 June 2006 13:00, Andrew Kohlsmith wrote:
> http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20060602.LIBERALSWEB02/TPS

And now to try and help me remove the foot from my mouth, Michael Geist:


and CIRA's official statement:


Interestingly enough, Brenden Johnstone believes that the Volpe campaign had
it shut down. If CIRA has no record of any communication, why does the the
Volpe Campaign think they were behind the shutdown?

[discuss] [clue-exec] Globe and Mail story

Scott Lamberton wrote:

> Here it is:
> http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20060601.TWEINSIDER01/TPStory/Business

This article quotes Evan Leibovitch and Matthew Rice.

I posted my own note to http://www.digital-copyright.ca/node/2464

It is interesting, but as someone who is doing more and more Xen
work, one of the questions I often get asked is support to run legacy
Windows applications. While other virtualization technologies have
existed for a long time that can run multiple OS's, I believe there is a
demand from customers wanting to run both more efficiently as part of a

[discuss] Why discussing "the device" separate from "the content" matters...

Good morning... What "fun" articles to wake up to.

I want to suggest people read
http://www.infoworld.com/article/06/05/29/78693_22OPopenent_1.html as a
reason why it matters that we need to focus on ownership of the devices,
and not who the copyright holder of some content might be, or what these
copyright holders might want.

"In particular, the FSF's moralistic opposition to DRM (digital rights
management) technologies, which first manifested itself in early drafts
of Version 3 of the GPL (Gnu General Public License), seems now to have
been elevated to the point of evangelical dogma."