]> wmat's blog http://www.cluecan.ca/blog/2 en CDN Desktop Virtualization saves schoolboards money http://www.cluecan.ca/node/654 <p>A desktop virtualization software product developed by an Calgary-based company is teaching students at an Illinois middle school some pretty impressive multiplication lessons.</p> <p>Several students at Danville School District 118 (up to eight) are able to gain simultaneous computer access to a single Linux PC using the Desktop Multiplier for SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 (SLED 10), developed by software firm Userful Corp. and distributed by Omni Technology Solutions Inc., or Edmonton.</p> FOSS in the News Wed, 06 Jun 2007 23:18:56 -0400 Education Ministers' Copyright Proposal Needs a Rewrite http://www.cluecan.ca/node/404 <p><a href="http://www.michaelgeist.ca/index.php?option=com_content&amp;task=view&amp;id=1411&amp;Itemid=135">Education Ministers&#39; Copyright Proposal Needs a Rewrite</a> - <em > As thousands of children across the province return to school tomorrow, nearly everyone will be asking "what did you do this summer?" If the question were posed to <a href="http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/tools/piureply.html">Education Minister Sandra Pupatello</a>, her candid reply might be that she was working with her fellow <a href="http://www.cmec.ca/educmin.en.stm">Provincial Ministers of Education</a> on reforms that will have damaging consequences on Internet use in Canada.</p> CLUE blogs Patents & Copyrights Tue, 05 Sep 2006 15:25:18 -0400 Brandon Elementary transformed by K12LTSP http://www.cluecan.ca/node/338 <p>In light of the Toronto District School Board discussions, I thought this recent news item appropriate and very encouraging:</p> <p><a href="http://business.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=06/07/10/2115242&amp;from=rss">Brandon Elementary transformed by K12LTSP</a> - <em >Two parent volunteers at an Atlanta district school have revolutionized technology use there by replacing Windows workstations with Linux on thin clients, using K12LTSP.</em> [<a href="http://www.newsforge.com/">Newsforge</a>]</p> Thu, 20 Jul 2006 11:05:39 -0400 Ex-Mac Users Migrating to Linux http://www.cluecan.ca/node/299 <p>Each time I see a MacBook Pro or black MacBook, I want one. Then I sit down at my Linux desktop machine and do a little research about OS X and Apple and I always come to the same conclusion: choice on Apple hardware is limited. It would seem others are beginning to come to the same conclusion:</p> CLUE blogs Operating Systems Thu, 29 Jun 2006 14:45:03 -0400 Census now available to Linux Users. http://www.cluecan.ca/node/249 <p>It would seem that the right thing has been done:</p> <p>http://www22.statcan.ca/ccr02/ccr02_003_e.htm</p> Sun, 14 May 2006 00:45:43 -0400 Canadian Census controversy continues http://www.cluecan.ca/node/247 <p><a href="http://trends.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=06/05/12/144252&amp;from=rss">Canadian Census controversy continues</a> - <em >Linux User Groups (LUG) and Canadian elected officials are responding to the news that the Canadian online census forms block free software users from participating. Last week's story helped uncover the fact that the software used for the online census seems to violate several government policies and treaties.</em> [<a href="http://www.newsforge.com/">Newsforge</a>]</p> Fri, 12 May 2006 15:50:19 -0400 Canadian 2006 Census - A Lack of Standards Compliance http://www.cluecan.ca/node/240 <p><a href="http://www.digital-copyright.ca/node/2432">Canadian 2006 Census - A Lack of Standards Compliance</a> - <em >The <a href="http://www.vanlug.bc.ca/census/">Vancouver Linux User Group (VanLUG)</A>, in conjunction with other Linux user groups from across Canada, is co-ordinating an effort to draw attention to the 2006 Census web site's lack of standards compliance and to the detrimental effect this has on the ability of Canadians to participate in the census.<br /> Please also read followups to <A href="http://www.digital-copyright.ca/node/2425">Critical policy failures of the Canadian online Census</A> for more detailed information.</em> [<a href="http://www.digital-copyright.ca">Digital Copyright Canada</a>]</p> Wed, 10 May 2006 08:49:42 -0400 Canadian census debacle http://www.cluecan.ca/node/236 <p><a href="http://www.sandelman.ca/mcr/blog/2006/05/07#canadian_census_debaccle">Canadian census debacle</a> - <em><a href="http://trends.newsforge.com/trends/06/05/04/233250.shtml?tid=136&amp;tid=2&amp;tid=132">http://trends.newsforge.com/trends/06/05/04/233250.shtml</a><br /> contains a lively debate about the Canadian Census vs open source.</p> <p><a href="http://www.digital-copyright.ca/node/2425">http://www.digital-copyright.ca/node/2425</a> is another review of the situation.<br /> I too am very frustrated with the situation. As soon as I realized that the<br /> Java applet involved was in fact Entrust's TruPass, I realized what had</p> Mon, 08 May 2006 16:47:07 -0400 Critical policy failures of the Canadian online Census http://www.cluecan.ca/node/235 <p><a href="http://www.digital-copyright.ca/node/2425">Critical policy failures of the Canadian online Census</a> - <em >I have seen this issue covered in a variety of locations, and is being discussed in a number of different forum. On Thursday there was a <A href="http://trends.newsforge.com/trends/06/05/04/233250.shtml?tid=136&amp;tid=2&amp;tid=132">Newsforge article by Bruce Bayfield</A> with the headline "Canadian online census discriminates against FOSS". A few citizens have written letters to their member of parliament about this embarrassment to Canada.<br /> I thought I would weigh in on this issue as a technical, policy and security consultant.</p> Sun, 07 May 2006 08:11:30 -0400 HLUG Special Event February 1st with Peter Salus http://www.cluecan.ca/node/56 <p><a href="http://www.digital-copyright.ca/node/1863">HLUG Special Event February 1st with Peter Salus</a> - <em >This <A href="http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20060116100204182">Groklaw article</A> discusses a meeting in Hamilton:<br /> Peter Salus, Bob Young, owner of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Lulu.com digital publishing, founder of The Center for the Public Domain, and co-founder of Red Hat Software, and EFF's Policy Coordinator, Americas, Ren Bucholz will be the guests at the Hamilton Linux User Group on February 1st. The topic of the panel discussion will be Linux v. SCO and the relevant freedom issues and legalities.</p> Thu, 26 Jan 2006 13:52:10 -0500 5722 Votes http://www.cluecan.ca/node/47 <p><a href="http://www.michaelgeist.ca/index.php?option=com_content&amp;task=view&amp;id=1084">5722 Votes</a> - <em >Parkdale-High Park - 190/190 polls reporting</p> <p>Peggy Nash - 20690<br /> Sam Bulte - 18489</p> <p>In 2004, Sam Bulte won Parkdale-High Park by 3521 votes. By shifting 5722 votes (more than any Toronto riding), I suspect that the copyright balance and fundraising issue played a role in the outcome.</p> <p>While some will focus on the role of bloggers, the real story here (in addition to a strong NDP candidate and the national decline in Liberal support) is that Canadians, represented in this instance by the voters of Parkdale-High Park, sent a clear message that they are not comfortable with politicians who unapologetically trumpet their links to lobbyists, who promote one-sided copyright policies, and who denigrate those opposed to such views as zealots.</em> [<a href="http://www.michaelgeist.ca">Michael Geist</a>]</p> Tue, 24 Jan 2006 08:40:44 -0500 Election online chat: tell us what you think about the election. http://www.cluecan.ca/node/44 <p><a href="http://www.digital-copyright.ca/node/1843">Election online chat: tell us what you think about the election.</a> - <em >If anyone is wanting to chat about the election with fellow Digital Copyright activists, please join the channel #DigitalCopyrightCanada on <A href="http://www.oftc.net/faq/irc/">irc.oftc.net</A>.<br /> 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).</p> FOSS in the News Mon, 23 Jan 2006 15:28:16 -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 Globe and Mail: Liberal MP's fundraiser causes controversy http://www.cluecan.ca/node/41 <p><a href="http://www.digital-copyright.ca/node/1806">Globe and Mail: Liberal MP's fundraiser causes controversy</a> - <em >This <A href="http://www.globetechnology.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060119.wfunds0119/BNStory/specialDecision2006/">Globe and Mail article by Roma Luciw</A> about Bulte's fundraiser tonight contains this gem:<br /> "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.<br /> "I am not going to sue him before the election but dammit, watch me after the election."</p> Other Canadian blogs FOSS in the News Patents & Copyrights Fri, 20 Jan 2006 09:12:10 -0500 Kolab / Horde Workshop Report http://www.cluecan.ca/node/39 <p><a href="http://www.clug.ca/node/359">Kolab / Horde Workshop Report</a> - <em ></em> [<a href="http://www.clug.ca">Calgary Linux User Group</a>]<br /> The Kolab / Horde Workshop took place this past Saturday, and we all had a great time. We had 10 people come out, most with computers to setup on. We have a few pictures you can see in the <a href="http://www.clug.ca/image/tid/32">Kolab / Horde Workshop gallery</a>. As you can see, we had a couple new faces there, some past members, as well as some current members.</p> Server Applications Calgary LUG Tue, 17 Jan 2006 20:43:22 -0500