canada

warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/www/drupal/drupal-6.19/modules/taxonomy/taxonomy.pages.inc on line 34.
18

Fight the Canadian DMCA!

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

On Wednesday, Industry Minister Jim Prentice introduced a bill that BoingBoing's Cory Doctorow described as making it "flatly illegal to break any kind of digital lock, or to violate terms in one of those absurd end-user license agreements that make you promise to agree to let the record industry kick your teeth in and drink all your beer, just for the dubious privilege of paying for a song at iTu

Read more »
docsmartz's picture
Created by docsmartz 6 years 9 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 9 weeks ago
Category: Legal   Tags:
21

[FSF] Free Software Supporter - Issue 3, May 2008

http://lists.gnu.org

## In this issue
* Free Software Supporter exclusive: WBUR is streaming Ogg Vorbis!
* DBD Action Alert - Libraries: Eliminate DRM!
* Get DeltaH, gNewSense 2.0
* Get your next machine with gNewSense
* Silicon Mechanics to ship servers with free BIOS preinstalled
* Can we rescue OLPC from Windows? by Richard M. Stallman
* End Software Patents: the Bilski hearing, heard.

Read more »
20

Canada Tells Why It Voted No on OOXML & How ISO Must Improve

http://www.groklaw.net

Canada has its public statement announcing its OOXML vote and why it voted Disapprove with Comments

Read more »
peacemaker's picture
Created by peacemaker 6 years 19 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 19 weeks ago
Category: Legal   Tags:
16

RMS: canada v. RIAA

http://www.stallman.org

"A Canadian study found that P2P music sharing leads people to buy more CDs — just the opposite of what the advocates of DRM claim..."

Read more »
can.axis's picture
Created by can.axis 6 years 35 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 35 weeks ago
Category: Philosophy   Tags:
16

Canadian DMCA Introduction Delayed

http://www.michaelgeist.ca

The word this afternoon is that Industry Minister Jim Prentice will not introduce the Canadian DMCA tomorrow. The thousands of letters and phone calls over the past week have urged the government to adopt balanced copyright reforms that meets everyone's needs and does not unduly harm education, consumer rights, privacy, and free speech.

Read more »
jubjub's picture
Created by jubjub 6 years 36 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 36 weeks ago
Category: Legal   Tags:
13

The Canadian DMCA: What You Can Do

http://www.michaelgeist.ca

With the Canadian version of the DMCA likely to be introduced within the next two weeks, there has a remarkable outpouring of interest from individual Canadians about what they can do to have their concerns heard.

Read more »
waleed.saud's picture
Created by waleed.saud 6 years 37 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 37 weeks ago
Category: Legal   Tags:
15

A new copyright law is coming

http://www.theglobeandmail.com

Ottawa copyright circles are buzzing with hints that the government is preparing its new revised copyright bill, and will be tabling it soon, perhaps as early as next week. And the buzz is that the new law will basically be a copy of the controversial U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

Read more »
peacemaker's picture
Created by peacemaker 6 years 37 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 37 weeks ago
Category: Government   Tags:
17

Firefox's dev team: Canada's best-kept IT secret

http://www.linuxworld.com.au

Although Mozilla's Monday release of Firefox 3 Beta project, a developer preview release of its popular open source Web browser, has been a global effort, a significant portion of its core development takes place in Toronto.

Read more »
mark's picture
Created by mark 6 years 38 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 38 weeks ago
Category: Business   Tags:
15

Canadian Greens add FOSS to election platform

http://www.linux.com

"Thanks to a founding member of Free Geek Vancouver, the Green Party of Canada has quietly become the first major political party in Canada to make support for free and open source software (FOSS) part of its election platform..."

Read more »
can.axis's picture
Created by can.axis 6 years 41 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 41 weeks ago
Category: Philosophy   Tags:
15

Notebooks for all

http://www.bangkokpost.com

A Canadian alternative to the much talked about "one hundred dollar laptop" is making the rounds of the region in the hope of winning support from governments by offering a different solution to bridge the digital divide.

Read more »
mads's picture
Created by mads 6 years 42 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 42 weeks ago
Category: Government   Tags:
15

Will open source change Canada? Democratizing sustainable housing in Canada (part 2)

http://www.redhatmagazine.com

Will democratizing sustainable housing be enough to change Canada? It’s too early to tell, but there’s a start. Open source can make sustainable designs available.

Read more »
bluecheese's picture
Created by bluecheese 6 years 45 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 45 weeks ago
Category: Industry   Tags:
24

The Canadian Labour Congress Switches to OpenOffice - Saves almost $60,000!

http://news.softpedia.com

The Canadian Labour Congress chose to use OpenOffice.org from now on as their suite of business applications. They had two options to replace their old WordPerfect installations: the widely used Microsoft Office or the free OpenOffice.org. The decision they took was clearly a financial one, saving approximately $60,000 in licensing fees.

Read more »
C733tus's picture
Created by C733tus 6 years 48 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 48 weeks ago
Category: Government   Tags:
11

Canadian co. nails concept of public computing using Linux

http://www.canada.com

There is a Canadian company that has really nailed the whole concept. Userful Corp. out of Calgary has a product called the Discover Station, a Linux-based computer that is designed from the ground up for public computing.

Read more »
missgeek's picture
Created by missgeek 6 years 49 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 49 weeks ago
Category: Business   Tags:
13

Canadian banks put the brakes on open source

http://www.itbusiness.ca

Linux-based and Unix-based apps are becoming commonplace in the enterprise, but some sectors are still holding out. IDC and Info-Tech explain why our financial institutions are reluctant to take the plunge. Also: a consultant tells us where they could be missing out

Read more »
C733tus's picture
Created by C733tus 7 years 6 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 6 weeks ago
Category: Industry   Tags: