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[News] Vancouver Moves to Free Software?

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Vancouver enters the age of the open city

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| BE IT RESOLVED THAT the City of Vancouver endorses the principles of:
| * Open and Accessible Data - the City of Vancouver will freely share with 
| citizens, businesses and other jurisdictions the greatest amount of data 
| possible while respecting privacy and security concerns;  
| * Open Standards - the City of Vancouver will move as quickly as possible to 
| adopt prevailing open standards for data, documents, maps, and other formats 
| of media;  
| * Open Source Software - the City of Vancouver, when replacing existing 
| software or considering new applications, will place open source software on 
| an equal footing with commercial systems during procurement cycles; and  


City of Vancouver set to back open source, open standards, open data

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| Mayor Gregor Robertson and Coun. Andrea Reimer want the City of Vancouver to 
| support open-source software and open standards.  



Free Geek Vancouver helps the needy get nerdy

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| There are people from conservative groups in Free Geek as well. When you
| want to build community, you can't not have people come from all
| different walks of life. Because then it becomes a clique. It
| becomes elitist, and Linux has to beat that kind of reputation.
| A lot of people on the outside think that you have to be really 
| smart to run Linux.
| [...]
| Free Geek Vancouver now has about 50 people on its mailing list, and a
| core of six or seven dedicated volunteers. About 40% of those involved
| are women -- an unusually high number for a free software community.


FOSS helps Free Geek Vancouver become an ethical recycler

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| Free Geek Vancouver (FGV) is now certified as the first ethical recycler in
| western Canada by the Basel Action Network (BAN), and an important part of
| the certification is the organization's refurbishing of used computers with
| free and open source software (FOSS).
| The certification means that FGV's practices have been audited by BAN and
| found to comply with that organization's Electronic Recycler's Pledge of True
| Stewardship or e-Stewardship Program. In other words, the certification means
| that equipment collected by FGV:
|     * Is not shipped overseas for disassembly or reuse in contravention of
|       the Basel Convention of 1989 that forbids the export of toxic materials
|     * Is not sent to prisons for recycling
|     * Is reused if possible
|     * Is processed by smelters and other recovery operations that meet local
|       environmental and health regulations

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