[oclug] Ottawa Hospital getting their software Audited
David F. Skoll
dfs at roaringpenguin.com
Thu Mar 14 20:27:12 EST 2002
On Thu, 14 Mar 2002, Chris Herrnberger wrote:
> Interesting. There were also numerous commercials on the radio about
> some new organization (sorry didn't catch the name) that was
> enforcing software piracy Canada wide.
Well, probably acting *against* piracy...
The organization is most likely the Canadian Alliance Against Software
Theft (http://www.caast.ca/) which is really just the BSA North.
I regularly report myself to CAAST and BSA. I say I have six PC's without
a single properly-licensed Windows OS. Alas, they have yet to bite and send
me a warning letter. :-)
Anyway, are there any print references to the Ottawa Hospital situation?
This could be a good time for some PR from OCLUG. We could offer to
replace all unlicensed OS's and office suites for free, using OpenOffice
and Linux. We could underscore the dire straits of health care funding
and explain how lots of money could be saved...
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