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Published February 24, 2017

Free and Open Source Software: Much More Than Touch Screens - Useful and Responsible Computing

Kurt Vignola Teacher, Cégep de Rimouski

I’ve been using Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) for more than 10 years now. In the beginning, the fact that I could use the software for free was what I found interesting. As time went on, I grew to appreciate their user-friendliness and their interoperability. My use of FOSS has now taken on a symbolic value: a refusal of hyper-consumerism, rejecting any restraints on the free flow of ideas caused by copyright laws and opposing the commercialisation of education.

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Published February 20, 2017

Contributions on Free and Open Source Software

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb
Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb

Free and open source software (FOSS) provides an interesting alternative to commercially-available products. With continued pressure for colleges to find new ways to respect their budget parameters and increased privacy concerns related to what information our software is collecting and communicating to the multinational corporations that create most of our software, it is important that the free and open source movement continue to thrive so that we have alternative means for us to use our technology.

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Vte publication

Published February 20, 2017

Going Back to the Source with Linux

Christophe Reverd Learning Technology Advisor, Vitrine technologie-éducation

Even if the exact date of its birth isn’t quite clear, one thing is for sure: Linux, the much-lauded free and open source operating system turned 25 in 2016. La Vitrine technologie-éducation (VTÉ) jumped at the opportunity to go back to the source and provide an update on the installation process and the use of Linux in 2 personal use contexts.

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Calendar

  • 6Jun2017

    AQPC Symposium

    AQPC | Symposia and Congresses

    The AQPC Symposium will be held June 6-8, 2017, at Concordia University. Our colleagues from Cégep de Saint-Laurent and Vanier College will be our hosts. Call for proposal will start in November 2016 until January 2017.

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