Post Tagged with: "open source"

CP on Open Source Software in the Canadian Government

The Canadian Press covers the lack of open source software in the Canadian government, with one analyst conceeding that Canada may be underachieving.

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June 18, 2009 3 comments News

Vancouver Embraces Open Data, Standards and Source

The CBC reports that the City of Vancouver has passed a resolution endorsing the principles of making its data open and accessible to everyone where possible, adopting open standards for that data and considering open source software when replacing existing applications.

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May 25, 2009 4 comments News

Canada’s Pitiful Open Source Activity Ranking

Georgia Tech University and Red Hat, a leading open source company (incidentally co-founded by Canadian Bob Young) recently released a new global open source ranking.  The study identifies 75 countries with the most open source activity, including development and adoption by both government and industry.  Most of the top ranked […]

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May 6, 2009 18 comments News

Saskatchewan School Division Pays $190,000 To Settle Software Claims

Several years ago, I gave a talk at the National Law School of India in Bangalore.  While at the school, I was informed that it had adopted a zero tolerance policy toward pirated software.  The policy had not led to widespread use of licensed proprietary software, however.  Instead, the school […]

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March 5, 2009 7 comments News

UK Government Backs Open Source

The BBC reports that the UK government has announced plans for support for open standards and open source software.

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March 1, 2009 Comments are Disabled News