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Project Canvas – Ofcom Complaint

Project Canvas – Ofcom Complaint

The BBC led consortium developing Project Canvas are looking to develop yet another walled garden. As such, the OSC believes this will have adverse consequences for the device and software sector, diminishing consumer choice and causing inevitable consumer harm.

We have asked Ofcom, the industry regulator, to look at the wider effects on the device and software market.

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Scottish Open Source Awards

Scottish Open Source Awards 2009

Salesagility, OSC member, is hosting the 2009 Scottish Open Source Awards

Nominations are now open.

As with previous years, this is a partnership with the Scottish Software Awards. This year, there will be an early-evening Awards party to celebrate the achievements of this year’s finalists. The party will be held on Friday, 20th November 2009, in the Forum Building at the Edinburgh School of Informatics.

Registration is free and closes on 20 November 2009

Updated 20 September 2009

Open Source Search Cambridge 2009

OSC at Open Source Search, Cambridge

Flax are sponsoring Open Source Search Cambridge 2009, a free event on 29th September that offers a chance to hear informal presentations from users and developers of open source search systems.

A handful of places remain (at the time of writing) for any and all members of the open source search communities to register. Details of the event are here.

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FUSIS Partner Camp

OSC at FUSIS

Fusis have organised a Partner Camp – a day for VARs and clients – on 30th July 2009 and generously given the Open Source Consortium an opportunity to promote membership.

Ubuntu, Zimbra, op5, IBM and Novell will be there. It’s free to attend and it’s in Covent Garden.

Details are here.