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Merry Christmas from CLUG!

Merry Christmas! -

Hard to believe we're coming up on the end of another year. On behalf of the executive, and all CLUG members, we'd like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! [Calgary Linux User Group]

Postal

Postal codes by federal ridings (2003 representation order) file (PCFRF) tools - I have had a few people ask about it, so I decided to publish the tools I created. If you use this, please let me know and please send any enhancements.
Please also consider lobbying the government to fix the fact that this database is excessively expensive rather than it being free and shareable.
See the CivicSpace posting for details.
Download tools (updated periodically): digital-copyright.ca/pcfrf/pcfrf.tgz

Letter to Toronto Star: Little balance in copyright reform

Letter to Toronto Star: Little balance in copyright reform - Chris Smith of Toronto send a letter to the Toronto Star:
In her letter, Sarmite Bulte (MP, Parkdale-High Park) is being disingenuous in her description of the Liberal government's copyright reform actions in Bill C-60. That bill, when seen in the recent light of Sony BMG's approach to protecting music copyrights, left average Canadians potentially open to copyright infringement liability if they tried to restore the security of their home computers.

Open source everywhere for Canadian brokerage

Open source everywhere for Canadian brokerage - After years of working with Linux and other open source software, Nigel Fortlage still calls himself a newbie -- albeit a "very much dedicated" newbie. Since his company first began using open source software eight years ago, Fortlage and his staff have not even considered going back to proprietary systems, even through upgrades and overhauls of the local area network and IT infrastructure. [Newsforge]

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