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CSIA Members

CSIA Members

The following open source companies and professionals are members of the Canadian software innovation alliance, and support copyright laws that supports the to create interoperable systems, reverse engineer, and conduct security research.

Membership is open to any company or organization that develops, maintains, or depends on open source software.

Open Source Companies

Red Hat
Bob Young

Roaring Penguin

Wireless Nomad Co-Op
Steve Wilton

FLORA Community Consulting,
Russell McOrmond

OpenConcept Consulting, Mike Gifford

Xelerance Corporation, Michael Richardson

Tucows Inc., Joey DeVilla

Sandelman.ca, Michael Richardson

Openflows Networks Ltd. Jesse Hirsh

Openject Consulting, Colan Schwartz

Naoi Technologies, Bill Traynor

Guided Vision, David Numan

PATH tech, G. Roderick Singleton

Open Selection, G. Roderick Singleton

Open Enterprise Solutions, http://www.openenterprise.ca, Johnny Stork

Open Computing, http://www.opencomputing.ca, Chris Jezovnik

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).

About the CSIA

Note: A new website has been launched at softwareinnovation.ca. This is a historical page from 2006.

A Voice for Open Source

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."

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]

What's the next name for CLUE (that goes beyond just Linux)?

Canadian Open Source Association
12% (3 votes)
Canadian Collaborative Technology Association
0% (0 votes)
Canadian Software Innovation Alliance
0% (0 votes)
Canadian Collaborative Innovation Association
0% (0 votes)
Canadian Free Software Association
4% (1 vote)
Canadian Council for Open Source
12% (3 votes)
Canadian Council for Collaborative Technology
0% (0 votes)
Open Source Software Association of Canada
44% (11 votes)
Canadian Council for Collaborative Innovation
4% (1 vote)
Canadian Council for Software Freedom
24% (6 votes)
Total votes: 25

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]