Home | Blog | Software | Reviews and Features | Forum | Help | Donate | About us
topbanner_forum
  *

avatar image

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
  • December 04, 2016, 12:21:13 PM
  • Proudly celebrating 10 years online.
  • Donate now to become a lifetime supporting member of the site and get a non-expiring license key for all of our programs.
  • donate

Author Topic: Canadian Federal government looking at free software  (Read 2430 times)

Mooseman

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 6
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Canadian Federal government looking at free software
« on: February 18, 2009, 08:03:53 PM »

Canadian Federal government puts out a call for information on free software

All I can say is... it's about freaking time!  :greenclp: I work in the Canadian Government and sometimes I just wish I could put some sense into people.  We even have an aversion to using free stuff that Microsoft provides (picture resizer PowerToy for XP).  I would rather use ScreenShotCaptor instead of "another licensed" program we are supposed to use because it works, it's simple and it does what it does well without trying to be an all-emcompassing bloated coding mess.

Darwin

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 6,984
    • View Profile
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: Canadian Federal government looking at free software
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2009, 08:12:14 PM »
Ha, ha - thanks for the link! I was *just* browsing the online news outlets - CBC included - and missed that little nugget  :Thmbsup:
"Some people have a way with words, other people,... oh... have not way" - Steve Martin

zridling

  • Friend of the Site
  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 3,292
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Canadian Federal government looking at free software
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2009, 11:20:26 PM »
Excellent find, Mooseman. Far more informative than I thought it would be. Thanks.

J-Mac

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2007
  • **
  • Posts: 2,913
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Canadian Federal government looking at free software
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2009, 11:33:29 PM »
Canada always was the wisest North American nation.   :)

Thanks!

Jim