Canadian Gov RFI on FOSS

Kenneth Hawkins kjurkic at
Thu Feb 5 16:53:28 UTC 2009

Does anyone here have a connection somewhere up the ladder at Canonical? Perhaps a message sent to someone with some influence there would be beneficial.


From: Eric <1ballistic1 at>
To: The Canadian Ubuntu Users Community <ubuntu-ca at>
Sent: Thursday, February 5, 2009 6:28:24 AM
Subject: Re: Canadian Gov RFI on FOSS

It's a good idea, but Darcy also has a point....An off-the-cuff response wouldn't help any, it has to be well thought out.

Probably not the greatest place for MS-bashing, for example. 
Not that I'm advocating cozying-up, either....I like my Windows-free network :) 

On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 10:11 AM, Pedro I. Sanchez <psanchez at> wrote:

Corey Burger wrote:
> Seems our Government is asking "Industry" to send it information about
> FOSS and has put out an RFI about it:
> I propose we (as ubuntu-ca) write up a response and send it off under
> the name of Ubuntu Canada. We can be sure that MS and all the little
> lobby groups are going to do so, so getting in there soon is a good
> thing.
> Thoughts?
> Corey

This is a good idea. We shouldn't allow the worst to happen ... no
answers at all or just answers from the "wrong side of the river."

I'd like to help on this. We can at the very least use a Wiki somewhere,
Ubuntu's or any other. I offer to setup a wiki in my hosting server in
no time just for the purposes of this exercise. I also have a Drupal
server already running and doing nothing, we can use it as well. Any
other ideas?


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