Archives par mot-clé : Government

If you still want Thunderbird in Ubuntu…

If you’re one of the rare species still wanting Thunderbird in Ubuntu as described in Jorge Castro’s recent post, you can help. I am more worried about Jorge’s other comments, following his logic Ubuntu and free software are only less and less relevant by the day – not a trend I am observing. Considering Canonical… Lire la suite »

Thank you Ubuntu Québec and Facebook

Télévision de Radio-Canada is a Canadian French language television network. It is owned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, known in French as Société Radio-Canada, or just « Radio-Canada », for the rest of us. – from Wikipedia A couple of weeks ago they launched a new web site,, making « available » all their TV shows (or most… Lire la suite »

Massively purchase proprietary software without any invitations to tender: get sued by your local free software association

As per FACIL‘s press release: Massive proprietary software purchases without any invitations to tender FACIL contests government practices in the Superior Court Montreal, August 28th 2008 – FACIL, a non-profit association, which promotes the collective appropriation of Free Software, contests the Quebec government purchasing methods for software used within public administrations. FACIL has filed a… Lire la suite »

Acer, HP and MSI netbooks seen at Bureau en Gros in Montreal

Today I went to Bureau en Gros, which is the same as Staples stores in the USA. Think of it as the office supplies and electronics / computing store. Although I knew netbooks were coming « sometime soon » I didn’t expect to see them here in Montreal, particularly at a « mainstream » store like BeG! I took… Lire la suite »