ubuntu-ca Digest, Vol 47, Issue 8

Ralph Pichie thevillagegeek at gmail.com
Sat Feb 7 06:38:24 UTC 2009


I don't have much time right now, but I do have official channels with
some municipalities. I've heard that some govs are using OOo and other
FOSS on the end-of-lifecycle machines that they donate, but I haven't
seen it myself.

On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 7:14 AM,  <ubuntu-ca-request at lists.ubuntu.com> wrote:
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>   1. Re: ubuntu-ca Digest, Vol 47, Issue 5 (Eric)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2009 08:29:59 -0400
> From: Eric <1ballistic1 at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: ubuntu-ca Digest, Vol 47, Issue 5
> To: The Canadian Ubuntu Users Community <ubuntu-ca at lists.ubuntu.com>
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> Actually, that's near-brilliant....Even if we didn't get the immediate
> results, the long-term ones would get a bigger push from this combined with
> word-of-mouth...
>
> On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 11:20 PM, Ralph Pichie <thevillagegeek at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Perhaps we can publish an open letter of some kind in response, one
>> that will may be sent to or found by interested parties at the
>> provincial or municipal level. The idea being to take advantage of the
>> publicity that this bit of federal interest in FOSS offers to raise
>> the profile of FOSS in a similar market segment. If it helps achieve
>> something positive federally that's great, if not, we still can plant
>> the idea elsewhere.
>>
>> On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 5:00 AM,  <ubuntu-ca-request at lists.ubuntu.com>
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>> >   1. Hi all,    I did not realize "I" was being a probl...
>> >      (Mr. C clark)
>> >   2. Canadian Gov RFI on FOSS (Corey Burger)
>> >   3. Re: Canadian Gov RFI on FOSS (Tony Yarusso)
>> >   4. Re: Canadian Gov RFI on FOSS (Darcy Casselman)
>> >
>> >
>> > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
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>> > Message: 1
>> > Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2009 11:05:55 -0500
>> > From: "Mr. C clark" <c_dive at hotmail.com>
>> > Subject: Hi all,    I did not realize "I" was being a probl...
>> > To: "ubuntu-ca at lists.ubuntu.com" <ubuntu-ca at lists.ubuntu.com>
>> > Message-ID: <COL107-W50556932B0692D487924EBEDC30 at phx.gbl>
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>> >
>> > Hi all,
>> >
>> > I did not realize "I" was being a problem.
>> > I thought I was being baited by Raymond.
>> >
>> > I am truly Sorry.
>> > My apologies to everyone.
>> >
>> > Chris.
>> >
>> > _________________________________________________________________
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>> > Message: 2
>> > Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2009 21:54:27 -0800
>> > From: Corey Burger <corey.burger at gmail.com>
>> > Subject: Canadian Gov RFI on FOSS
>> > To: The Canadian Ubuntu Users Community <ubuntu-ca at lists.ubuntu.com>
>> > Message-ID:
>> >        <348bd6da0902042154j70a6f496u1f2419e856cf1677 at mail.gmail.com>
>> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
>> >
>> > Seems our Government is asking "Industry" to send it information about
>> > FOSS and has put out an RFI about it:
>> >
>> http://www.merx.com/English/SUPPLIER_Menu.Asp?WCE=Show&TAB=1&PORTAL=MERX&State=7&id=PW-%24%24EE-015-18733&FED_ONLY=0&hcode=Au64x22Vv9pVNE3IKtFp3Q%3d%3d
>> >
>> > 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
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > ------------------------------
>> >
>> > Message: 3
>> > Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 00:04:49 -0600
>> > From: Tony Yarusso <tonyyarusso at gmail.com>
>> > Subject: Re: Canadian Gov RFI on FOSS
>> > To: The Canadian Ubuntu Users Community <ubuntu-ca at lists.ubuntu.com>
>> > Message-ID:
>> >        <254fef0f0902042204o706a7e21i241afd21debc2d0f at mail.gmail.com>
>> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
>> >
>> > On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 11:54 PM, Corey Burger <corey.burger at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> >> Seems our Government is asking "Industry" to send it information about
>> >> FOSS and has put out an RFI about it:
>> >>
>> http://www.merx.com/English/SUPPLIER_Menu.Asp?WCE=Show&TAB=1&PORTAL=MERX&State=7&id=PW-%24%24EE-015-18733&FED_ONLY=0&hcode=Au64x22Vv9pVNE3IKtFp3Q%3d%3d
>> >>
>> >> 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
>> >
>> > Sounds like a great idea to me.  Perhaps this is a good opportunity for
>> Gobby?
>> >
>> > --
>> > Tony Yarusso
>> > http://tonyyarusso.com/
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > ------------------------------
>> >
>> > Message: 4
>> > Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 06:55:36 -0500
>> > From: Darcy Casselman <dscassel at gmail.com>
>> > Subject: Re: Canadian Gov RFI on FOSS
>> > To: The Canadian Ubuntu Users Community <ubuntu-ca at lists.ubuntu.com>
>> > Message-ID:
>> >        <7b1cf2a50902050355s7586eab5t5a65c7ff3c58ccd2 at mail.gmail.com>
>> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
>> >
>> > I think it's a good idea, but man, talk about setting up for failure.
>> >
>> > As we've seen recently on this list, it's kind of hard to sell people
>> > on free software if all they care about is price.
>> >
>> > Darcy.
>> >
>> > On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 12:54 AM, Corey Burger <corey.burger at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> >> Seems our Government is asking "Industry" to send it information about
>> >> FOSS and has put out an RFI about it:
>> >>
>> http://www.merx.com/English/SUPPLIER_Menu.Asp?WCE=Show&TAB=1&PORTAL=MERX&State=7&id=PW-%24%24EE-015-18733&FED_ONLY=0&hcode=Au64x22Vv9pVNE3IKtFp3Q%3d%3d
>> >>
>> >> 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
>> >>
>> >> --
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> Message: 2
> Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2009 07:13:40 -0700
> From: Arthur Amendt <amendt at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: ubuntu-ca Digest, Vol 47, Issue 5
> To: The Canadian Ubuntu Users Community <ubuntu-ca at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Message-ID: <69F0ED7B-8A8B-4BCF-9467-84024817BE23 at gmail.com>
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> In the request for propsal it has Ottawa as the region. Some Linux
> company there should do the RFP and use us as backup/legitimacy
>
> www.Amendt.net
> Amendt.blogspot.com
>
> On Feb 6, 2009, at 5:29 AM, Eric <1ballistic1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Actually, that's near-brilliant....Even if we didn't get the
>> immediate results, the long-term ones would get a bigger push from
>> this combined with word-of-mouth...
>>
>> On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 11:20 PM, Ralph Pichie <thevillagegeek at gmail.com
>> > wrote:
>> Perhaps we can publish an open letter of some kind in response, one
>> that will may be sent to or found by interested parties at the
>> provincial or municipal level. The idea being to take advantage of the
>> publicity that this bit of federal interest in FOSS offers to raise
>> the profile of FOSS in a similar market segment. If it helps achieve
>> something positive federally that's great, if not, we still can plant
>> the idea elsewhere.
>>
>> On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 5:00 AM,  <ubuntu-ca-
>> request at lists.ubuntu.com> wrote:
>> > Send ubuntu-ca mailing list submissions to
>> >        ubuntu-ca at lists.ubuntu.com
>> >
>> > To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit
>> >        https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-ca
>> > or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to
>> >        ubuntu-ca-request at lists.ubuntu.com
>> >
>> > You can reach the person managing the list at
>> >        ubuntu-ca-owner at lists.ubuntu.com
>> >
>> > When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific
>> > than "Re: Contents of ubuntu-ca digest..."
>> >
>> >
>> > Today's Topics:
>> >
>> >   1. Hi all,    I did not realize "I" was being a probl...
>> >      (Mr. C clark)
>> >   2. Canadian Gov RFI on FOSS (Corey Burger)
>> >   3. Re: Canadian Gov RFI on FOSS (Tony Yarusso)
>> >   4. Re: Canadian Gov RFI on FOSS (Darcy Casselman)
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>> >
>> > Message: 1
>> > Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2009 11:05:55 -0500
>> > From: "Mr. C clark" <c_dive at hotmail.com>
>> > Subject: Hi all,    I did not realize "I" was being a probl...
>> > To: "ubuntu-ca at lists.ubuntu.com" <ubuntu-ca at lists.ubuntu.com>
>> > Message-ID: <COL107-W50556932B0692D487924EBEDC30 at phx.gbl>
>> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="Windows-1252"
>> >
>> >
>> > Hi all,
>> >
>> > I did not realize "I" was being a problem.
>> > I thought I was being baited by Raymond.
>> >
>> > I am truly Sorry.
>> > My apologies to everyone.
>> >
>> > Chris.
>> >
>> > _________________________________________________________________
>> > The new Windows Live Messenger. You don?t want to miss this.
>> > http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowslive/messenger.aspx
>> >
>> >
>> > ------------------------------
>> >
>> > Message: 2
>> > Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2009 21:54:27 -0800
>> > From: Corey Burger <corey.burger at gmail.com>
>> > Subject: Canadian Gov RFI on FOSS
>> > To: The Canadian Ubuntu Users Community <ubuntu-ca at lists.ubuntu.com>
>> > Message-ID:
>> >        <348bd6da0902042154j70a6f496u1f2419e856cf1677 at mail.gmail.com>
>> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
>> >
>> > Seems our Government is asking "Industry" to send it information
>> about
>> > FOSS and has put out an RFI about it:
>> > http://www.merx.com/English/SUPPLIER_Menu.Asp?WCE=Show&TAB=1&PORTAL=MERX&State=7&id=PW-%24%24EE-015-18733&FED_ONLY=0&hcode=Au64x22Vv9pVNE3IKtFp3Q%3d%3d
>> >
>> > 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
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > ------------------------------
>> >
>> > Message: 3
>> > Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 00:04:49 -0600
>> > From: Tony Yarusso <tonyyarusso at gmail.com>
>> > Subject: Re: Canadian Gov RFI on FOSS
>> > To: The Canadian Ubuntu Users Community <ubuntu-ca at lists.ubuntu.com>
>> > Message-ID:
>> >        <254fef0f0902042204o706a7e21i241afd21debc2d0f at mail.gmail.com>
>> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
>> >
>> > On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 11:54 PM, Corey Burger <corey.burger at gmail.com
>> > wrote:
>> >> Seems our Government is asking "Industry" to send it information
>> about
>> >> FOSS and has put out an RFI about it:
>> >> http://www.merx.com/English/SUPPLIER_Menu.Asp?WCE=Show&TAB=1&PORTAL=MERX&State=7&id=PW-%24%24EE-015-18733&FED_ONLY=0&hcode=Au64x22Vv9pVNE3IKtFp3Q%3d%3d
>> >>
>> >> 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
>> >
>> > Sounds like a great idea to me.  Perhaps this is a good
>> opportunity for Gobby?
>> >
>> > --
>> > Tony Yarusso
>> > http://tonyyarusso.com/
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > ------------------------------
>> >
>> > Message: 4
>> > Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 06:55:36 -0500
>> > From: Darcy Casselman <dscassel at gmail.com>
>> > Subject: Re: Canadian Gov RFI on FOSS
>> > To: The Canadian Ubuntu Users Community <ubuntu-ca at lists.ubuntu.com>
>> > Message-ID:
>> >        <7b1cf2a50902050355s7586eab5t5a65c7ff3c58ccd2 at mail.gmail.com>
>> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
>> >
>> > I think it's a good idea, but man, talk about setting up for
>> failure.
>> >
>> > As we've seen recently on this list, it's kind of hard to sell
>> people
>> > on free software if all they care about is price.
>> >
>> > Darcy.
>> >
>> > On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 12:54 AM, Corey Burger <corey.burger at gmail.com
>> > wrote:
>> >> Seems our Government is asking "Industry" to send it information
>> about
>> >> FOSS and has put out an RFI about it:
>> >> http://www.merx.com/English/SUPPLIER_Menu.Asp?WCE=Show&TAB=1&PORTAL=MERX&State=7&id=PW-%24%24EE-015-18733&FED_ONLY=0&hcode=Au64x22Vv9pVNE3IKtFp3Q%3d%3d
>> >>
>> >> 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
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> ubuntu-ca mailing list
>> >> ubuntu-ca at lists.ubuntu.com
>> >> https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-ca
>> >>
>> >
>> >
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