Replying to older message to try to continue that thread as well.
> On 12-01-24 07:20 AM, Russell McOrmond wrote:
>> CLUE exists http://cluecan.ca , but they are also more of an "open
> source" organisation (Focus is on the non-political engineering benefits
> of FLOSS).
On 12-02-02 10:23 AM, Fabian Rodriguez wrote:
> Right. Do you think CLUE can go beyond being just "pragmatic" about this
> ? I understand the vocabulary to get government and industry interested
> in these issues is different, but we need to go beyond the practical,
> economical aspects of using FLOSS.
The best people to ask is the existing directors of the organization.
This might be a good time for people who have an interest to jump on
board. It is an existing non-profit that has a related mandate to what
a Canadian branch of the FSF might do, but doesn't have the FSF/GNU/etc
name association. Given the various comments on some of the branding
people have expressed, this might be considered by some to be a good thing.
Maybe for some rebuilding CLUE would be a better idea than creating
an FSF from scratch?
I've written the existing directors and other associated volunteers
to let them know the discussion is happening here.
CLUE has been getting quieter over the years, largely due to time
issues with the volunteer directors and "staff". If you look at
http://cluecan.ca you can mostly see postings to the blog I've been
making on the policy side, similar to what I post to
digital-copyright.ca. Evan has been doing some stuff at ICANN, and
other people affiliated with CLUE have been doing individual projects
using the CLUE name, but we haven't been very active as a group.
Maybe there are people here who would like to change that? I know
I'd welcome that, but I'm just a policy guy and not someone who has been
actively involved in any other aspect of the organization. I want a
group to be working with, as opposed to continuing to do the policy work
as an individual.
Note: while the formal name is still "Canadian Linux Users' Exchange",
it hasn't been that for a while. When I was invited in 2006 to
participate it was "CLUE: Canada's Association for Open Source". I can
live with the "Open Source" language as a FLOSS policy wonk, but wasn't
interested previously when it appeared to have a focus on Linux and
users of software (An umbrella LUG to join together other LUG's).
There are other people involved who may be interesting to chat with.
Bill Traynor - on the board at various times
David J Patrick - Executive director for a while
Scott Lamberton - Fundraising/NGO relations
Russell McOrmond - Policy Coordinator
Mike Kenzie - Treasurer at one point
Note: Not publishing email addresses in this list to respect their
privacy, but they are all readily available elsewhere.
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