[Air-L] The politics is real 3 examples from Ottawa Canada RE: CFP: Expanding the frontiers of hacking

Peter Timusk ptimusk at sympatico.ca
Sun Jun 19 04:15:25 PDT 2011


Here in Canada the white hat Linux hacker community is political in a real
sense. Three examples:

They have successfully gotten the Green Party of Canada to adopt open source
and free software as a policy platform. 

One local hacker/open source business person, Russell McOrmund has spent
about two years now attending Canada's copyright reform hearings in
Parliament and given testimony. 
Here is Russell's LinkedIn page
http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=6112318

Our Chief Technology Officer in the public service promotes and investigates
using Linux and other GNU open source free softwares.

Peter Timusk B.Math statistics. BA legal studies
Legal studies of the Information Age
Vice President Computers for Communites
School work blog http://notebook.webpagex.org
Some papers www.webpagex.org




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