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OMG! Canada Post Complicates My Flow Of IT From China

“The contract between Canada Post and the CUPW expired in 2015. A work stoppage would affect 40,000 employees, including mail delivery personnel. In anticipation of a possible work stoppage, governments and other companies are making alternate arrangements for essential paper mail … Continue reading

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Tick…Tick…Tick… The Sound Of A Countdown To The Exploding Nomination Of Trump

“One of Virginia’s delegates to the Republican National Convention has filed a federal lawsuit in an effort to avoid voting for presumptive nominee Donald Trump at the party convention next month. The delegate, Carroll Correll Jr of Winchester, Virginia, argued in … Continue reading

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DisUnited Kingdom

“Leave has 51.3% of votes counted so far” See EU Referendum ResultsI just watched the UK disintegrate in real time on the Internet. I have mixed feelings about that. My ancestors left England over a century ago for better opportunities. In … Continue reading

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Fights

“In terms of actual use, Linux’s quo has more status than any of its early opponents ever had. Damn near everything runs on Linux, or on something so similar that you can open a shell on it and get stuff … Continue reading

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You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby!

“The Canadian military has a stockpile of armoured vehicles that could be of use to the Kurds but has yet to figure out whether to turn those over. The military has in its surplus stocks three Husky armoured vehicles used in … Continue reading

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Fontaine Walks The Talk

“By 2009, most server-based operation had been moved to free software, including email, file and directory services. The town in 2008 began replacing desktop applications, switching to Mozilla Firefox web browser, Mozilla Thunderbird for email and OpenOffice for office productivity. … Continue reading

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Cities And FLOSS

“The move to open source is inevitable as open source communities of developers continue to work on thousands of applications and as more software development companies invest in an open source model to allow for greater flexibility and lower end … Continue reading

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Trump Self-destructing

“The order to release the documents was granted by U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel after a request by the Washington Post. Trump’s attorneys had fought to keep the playbooks private, on the grounds that they contained trade secrets. Curiel, … Continue reading

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Amen! Sweden Will Prefer FLOSS

“Public administrations must also be required to consider switching to free and open source alternatives, when procuring ICT solutions, and justify why they continue to use proprietary software.” See Study: Sweden should boost open source competenceI recommended Canada do that ages … Continue reading

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Open Source Everything Engineering

“If governments and other organizations do not do evidence-based decision-making rooted in holistic analytics of true cost economics with the objective of creating affordable, interoperable, scalable engineering solutions – which is to say, open source solutions now known to cost … Continue reading

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Oh-Oh. There Goes The NDA…

“Government spending through private companies to deliver works, goods and services to citizens is the single biggest item of spending by government, amounting world-wide to a staggering USD 9.5 trillion each year, or 15 percent of global GDP. This concentration … Continue reading

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Welds

“More bad news for Canada’s problem-plagued submarine fleet: two of the boats will be out of commission for most of this year because of shoddy welding. HMCS Chicoutimi and its sister, HMCS Victoria, are stuck in their Vancouver Island port for … Continue reading

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