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Canadian government still on track for DMCA++

It appears things are still being pushed forward for Canada to adopt legislation even worse than the United States' disasterous Digital Millenium Copyright Act. While Canadians, musicians, and every sensible indication suggest that policy should be moving in the opposite direction, the government is still ignoring them. See Michael Geist's recent coverage, which was also linked to on BoingBoing.

Green Party supports open source

As was recently reported on Linux.com, the Green Party of Canada became the first party to officially endorse the use of open source software in their party platform. The move was largely influenced by a member of the relatively new Free Geek Vancouver, and hopefully will influence other parties to follow suit in the future.

Vancouver Meetup

Via the mailing list, a good suggestion for a Vancouver area meeting:

It's a shame that we don't have a Vancouver Ubuntu User's Group. Here's your
invitation: To everybody who's interested in forming an Ubuntu User's Group in
Vancouver. Meet at 7:00 PM in the BCIT Telus Theatre, 1/2 hour before the next
VanLUG (Vancouver Linux User's Group) meeting, Monday, 19 November
. If you
haven't been before, stick around for VanLUG afterwards.

Ubuntu Toronto Party Planning!

The Ubuntu Toronto folks - one of the more active parts of Ubuntu Canada - are planning a party to celebrate 7.10's release and Ubuntu in general.

They've got a page on the Ubuntu wiki up to plan it. Current tentative date is Nov 3 2007 at Linuxcaffe.

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