- "Three Good Reasons" Party: 4:30 pm, 4 May 2012.
- May 30, 2008: 6 Year anniversary.
- Oct 8, 2006: CJOH (CTV Ottawa) did a piece on Open Source software, featuring GOSLING's MP awareness project. This was based on interviews done earlierin the week.
- July 19-22, 2006: There will be a Birds of a Feather event at the Ottawa Linux Symposium: GOSLING / Canadian Copyright update
- May 25, 2006: Intellectual Resources Canada (IRCan), a NRC-IIT colloquia. Support for communities engaged in the creation and evolution of intellectual assets under joint and collective copyright, that are of interest to the Government of Canada.
- April 21, 2006: OCRI: Competing With Open Source Software, included a presentation by Joseph Potvin about Intellectual Resources Canada (IRCan).
- April 10th, 2006 : CapCHI meeting - Open Source Software and Government, The Intellectual Resources Canada (IRCan) Initiative, Presented by Joseph Potvin, Treasury Board of Canada
- 18 November 2005: First Event of the "GOSLING Quarterly Keynote Discussions"! John Nash, Professor, School of Management, University of Ottawa. Topic: "Dealing with Spreadsheet Addiction". 3:00 p.m. In PWGSC's "Budge Crawley Theater", Main floor, 350 Albert, Constitution Square.
- 18 October 2005: GOSLING Co-Coordinator, Joseph Potvin invited to present on Open Source Business Rationale and Operations at the Information and Communications Technology Standards Advisory Council of Canada (ISACC)
- 14 October 2005: Getting Open Source Logic INto Treasury Board Secretariat (GoslinTBS) special Gaggle -- Co-founder Joseph Potvin's last day at PWGSC as he moves over to TBS.
- 4-5-6 October 2005: GTECweek 2005. No "Open Source Pavilion" this year, and no GOSLING community participants are speakers. But we will run a draw of open source books donated by O'Rielly. Method: Collecting business cards with toonies for charity, in a big water bottle borrowed from the "Open Source Charity Water Cooler" located in IT Services Branch. (As Russell once pointed out, H20 is open source, after all!) Several companies will also be promoting awareness of GOSLING via their GTEC booths.
- June 2005: CoSE Initiative beta site shut down due to "lack of support" at mid-level in a part of IT Services Branch, PWGSC. Rumours circulated that CoSE has been "cancelled" (but of course, there's nothing official that says that). GoC-level business planning for CoSE continues with high-level support. Stay tuned! The modified approach will now remove the "single point of failure" anti-pattern from the CoSE business architecture Should have thought of that earlier!
- 30 May 2005: GOSLING Co-Coordinators Potvin and McOrmond present, along with a former Deputy Comptroller General, and a business architect on loan to the CoSE Initiative from the GoC Marketplace team, at the "Interdepartmental Open Source Committee" hosted by CIO Branch, Treasury Board Secretariat. Purpose of the presentation is to report on the CoSE Initiative business and technical proof of concept,
- May 2005: Environment Canada's Meteorological Services tests out the beta site of the CoSE Initiative, with a software solution it plans to release under a certified open source license.
- 16 May 2005: Things get interesting... GOSLING Co-Coordinator, Joseph Potvin, blocked from within IT Services Branch, PWGSC, from accepting an invitation from the Conseil du Tresor, Government of Quebec to present on behalf of the Government of Canada at the "Conf�rence sur les Logiciels Libres et les Administrations Publiques" (CLLAP). Potvin's participation was supported by CIO Branch of Canada's Treasury Board Secretariat, as he was to have reported on the results of the past four months of business design work on the Collaborative Software Evolution (CoSE) Initiative that CIO Branch, which TBS had funded, and in which the Government of Quebec wants to participate.
- 20 April 2005: Presentation about CoSE at the Workshop on Open Source in Military Computing, hosted by Defense Research and Development Canada. Participants included the folks from south of the border who got the US military to contribute to SE-Linux, OpenBSD, and FreeBSD.
- Spring 2005: Collaborative Software Evolution (CoSE) Initiative gets funding from CIO Branch, TBS for "Proof-Of-Concept" business design and beta set-up in IT Services Branch, running GForge on SuSE Linux IBM OpenPower 720 servers contributed by Agriculture Canada, under an arrangment facilitated by IBM. Security expert Michael Richardson contracted to lead beta system architecture and set-up, with assistance from Russell McOrmond.
- 31 January 2005: ITSB Products and Services Committee gets an update on the Collaborative Software Evolution (CoSE) Initiative, just prior to the work receiving funding from CIO Branch, TBS.
- 29 November 2004: "Interdepartmental Open Source Committee" is re-born at CIO Branch, Treasury Board Secretariat, and chaired by the Chief Architect! The ealier version through 2003 was hosted by the ICT Branch, Industry Canada. CoSE Worksite Initiative is first on the agenda, because it proposes a way for GoC to participate in open source communities (i.e. get the real value of it, not just get software for free).
- Ottawa: October 18 - 20, 2004: GTEC
Week. We organized the "Open Source Security Strategy" speakers relay
for the "Open Source Pavilion" at the centre of the GTEC Exhibition floor,
with 23 speakers from numerous companies, universities, and government
offices. This event was assisted by Defense Research and Development
Canada, which also set up an adjoining display.
See photo of Helen Jelich, Director General for Standards, Engineering and Project Management, Public Works and Government Services Canada, outlines "The Open Source Definition" at the Keynote Panel.
- Ottawa: September 30, 2004: iCommons Canada Launch Party.
- Ottawa: July 21-24, 2004: Ottawa Linux Symposium
There was a GOSLING Birds of a Feather session, Wednesday July 21st, 17h00-18h00, Room D.
- Canada Wide: May 23 to June 28, 2004: Getting Open Source into the
A number of GOSLING volunteers are working with the Digital Copyright Canada forum to get Open Source, the Internet, digital copyright and related policy into the election.
- Ottawa: May 19-21, 2004: RETHINKING COPYRIGHT
- Ottawa : May 13-16, 2004: BSDCan was
the first BSD conference in Canada.
GOSLING members hosted a Birds of a Feather session on Open Source in Government.
- Toronto : May 9-11, 2004: Open Source
and Free Software: Concepts, Controversies, and Solutions.
This was the 2-year GOSLING anniversary, and we launched a GOSLING community chapter in Toronto. The hope is to expand the GOSLING community to other capitals and other levels of government.
- Toronto: April 13-15, 2004: Real World Linux Conference and
Joseph Potvin hosted a tutorial on "Full Cost Accounting Methodology for IT Projects: You Paid What??!" , as well as a seminar on "The OPA Success Story".
- Ottawa : March 27, 2004: Open Source
Joseph Potvin, Marcus Bornfreund, and Russell McOrmond co-presented on a number of topics. Russell offered his notes on the financial and political aspects of software.
- Ottawa : March 9-11, 2004: "You Paid
What??!" A Workshop On Full Cost Accounting Methodology For
Information Technology Projects In The Public Sector.
Joseph Potvin was one of the speakers and organizers for this workshop. Draft comments are available: OASIS open office XML , PDF (PDF readers)
- Ottawa : October 6-8, 2003 : GTEC week (Ottawa)
- Ottawa : July 23-26, 2003 : GOSLING BOF at Linux Symposium
- Ottawa : May 9, 2003 : GOSLING 1-year anniversary gathering
- Ottawa : May 27-31, 2002 : Open Source Solutions Showcase
It was informal gatherings around this showcase that helped to launch GOSLING.