[kwlug-disc] Wanted: Atom/RSS feeds on KWLUG.org site

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Sun Jun 6 17:04:52 EDT 2010


Hi KWLUG.org site admins:  Would it be possible to get some Atom/RSS 
feeds on the site for things like this?  I'm just not a forum type of 
guy, and would much rather the info comes to me in my preferred 
aggregator. Also, with an Atom/RSS feed I can pipe contributions on the 
Web site to the @KWLUG Identica/Twitter account.

--Bob.

On Sat, 05 Jun 2010 at 21:04, webhost at kwlug.org wrote about [kwlug-disc] 
KWLUG - The Kitchener Waterloo Linux User Group new    content 
notification: 2010-06-05 21:04:
> Greetings mail-forum-merge,
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> Recent content - 1 new post
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> 1. Bill C-32 Analysis
> Published Page by pnijjar
> [ http://kwlug.org/node/746 ]
>
> Here is a page where we can analyze Bill C-32 and come up with
> responses
> to it for our MPs.
> Please help improve it by editing it. Resources
>
> http://www2.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=4580265
> [1] : The full text of the bill.
> http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/5088/125/ [2] : Annotated
> version 
> http://www.scribd.com/doc/32485771/C-61-C-32-Comparison-No-Annotation-English 
>
> [3] : Comparision between C-61 (the old bill) and C-32
> http://webinfo.parl.gc.ca/MembersOfParliament/MainMPsCompleteList.aspx?TimePeriod=Current&Language=E 
>
> [4] : Find your member of parliament.
>
> Why Digital Locks are Bad
> Here are some thoughts originally floated by John van Ostrand: Let me 
> float these ideas around. Do they make sense?
> Digital lock anti-circumvention laws are bad because:
>
> They allow corporate interest to supersede the rights of licensees
> granted in the Copyright Act and patent law,
>
> They allow content holders to extent copyright life, or apply
> restrictions to public domain content, A digital lock is forever, A 
> company can extract royalties for the
> rights to access protected content for ever.
>
>
> They provide a way for business to more easily obtain a monopoly on a
> technology,
>
> Business will abuse the law in many ways to prevent competition or
> circumvent other laws or rights,
>
>
> They encourage the use if inferior encryption technology,
>
> Why use a suitable technology when the law can be applied to simple and
> easy to break locking schemes,
> Why is a "don't copy this!" statement not enough of a "digital lock" to
> fall under this law? (pnijjar)
>
>
> They prevent free development of software,
>
> Linux, used by all sizes of business, will be less powerful and less
> able
> to compete,
> Open source software can be ported to platforms that don't have the
> market share for official support (e.g. Minix 3, FreeBSD). Proprietary
> solutions are supported at the whim of the vendor. (pnijjar)
>
>
> They are bad for local economies,
>
> If forced to migrate from Linux and open source software, money for
> licenses and support will be sent to foreign companies, instead of
> local
> companies,
> Local software developers whose products access protected content will
> have to pay royalties forever (beyond patent and copyright laws) to
> technology owners,
>
>
> They can hold my own content hostage,
>
> Digital locks on proprietary binary formats may be enforce on content
> like
> word processing documents, databases, or other data files making my own
> content
> a hostage of the software vendor.
> Can I break a digital lock to try to recover my data from a corrupt
> file?
>
>
>
> Outstanding Questions
> These questions need answers. Please answer them with your research.
> Is the blank CD/DVD levy still in effect? How much is it? Was there
> really a court case that said that the levy made p2p file sharing
> legal?
> What court case was it? Is that court case still in effect?
> Under this legislation are all open source implementations of DVD
> players necessarily illegal?
> Can I break a lock on a digitally-locked file that contains content I
> generated?
>
> Contributors
> The following people contributed to this document: Ralph Janke, John
> van Ostrand, Colin Mackay
>
> [1]
> http://www2.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=4580265
> [2] http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/5088/125/
> [3]
> http://www.scribd.com/doc/32485771/C-61-C-32-Comparison-No-Annotation-English 
>
> [4]
> http://webinfo.parl.gc.ca/MembersOfParliament/MainMPsCompleteList.aspx?TimePeriod=Current&Language=E 
>
>
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