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Jono Bacon Leaves Canonical For XPRIZE

Etyenne My big hunk ... (62 comments)

My big hunk of manflesh is leaving Canonical for greener pasture? I'm shattered.

Not really, no.

about 2 months ago
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Free Software Wins Court Battle in Quebec

Etyenne Re:"Won the right to submit offers" (172 comments)

Agreed on all count, except on anglos voting for the PQ. I cannot believe I will ever see that in my lifetime!

more than 4 years ago
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Free Software Wins Court Battle in Quebec

Etyenne Re:Tabernacle! (172 comments)

Yes, please.

And it's spelled "tabarnak" and "câlisse". Osti de twit.

more than 4 years ago
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Free Software Wins Court Battle in Quebec

Etyenne Re:Rediculous. (172 comments)

If the government of Quebec wants to upgrade their AutoCad 2000 license to AutoCad 2010 licenses, do they have to accept bids from people who want to sell them the free software program "Bricscad" running under Wine?

Close, but no cookie. It means the government has to describe the need they need to fill, instead of dictating a specific product, in their RFP. Any bidder that can meet these needs can submit a proposal. It's common sense, really.

more than 4 years ago
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Free Software Wins Court Battle in Quebec

Etyenne Re:The Frenchs saw it comming (172 comments)

Libre == Free (as in speech). That couldn't be more fitting!

more than 4 years ago
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Free Software Wins Court Battle in Quebec

Etyenne A business, not an "activist" (172 comments)

Correction to the article text: Savoir-Faire Linux is a commercial Linux service provider (an integrator), not an "activist". Look them up on the web. They sued the government because buying Windows specifically without considering Free software options was witholding them business.

FACIL, which also sued the government for the same reason in a different case, *is* an advocacy non-profit organization, somewhat akin to APRIL or the FSF.

more than 4 years ago
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Free Software Wins Court Battle in Quebec

Etyenne Re:"Won the right to submit offers" (172 comments)

The RFP specified "Windows Vista license", which by definition excluded anybody who wanted to submit a proposal desktop OS replacement plan based on Linux. What Savoir-Faire Linux won is, basically (paraphrased, read the judgement) the right to submit a proposal to upgrade Windows desktop to Linux.

more than 4 years ago
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D&D Co-Creator Gary Gygax Has Passed Away

Etyenne Re:Quick. (512 comments)

It was called "The Nine Hells" before it was called Baator, ya' know.

more than 6 years ago

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