The Canadian Digital Service

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The Canadian government has demonstrated significant support for open source software (OSS) in a number of ways. One key instance was the establishment of the "Canadian Digital Service" (CDS) in 2017, which advocates for the use of open technologies—including OSS—to enhance public services.

Why FOSS Matters

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Free Open Source Software (FOSS) represents one of the most impactful developments in the technology sector. Many individuals are unaware that they are indirect users of FOSS; without it, numerous technologies we enjoy today might never have come to fruition due to the constraints of proprietary software. The 'F' in FOSS is perhaps the most crucial, standing for 'Freedom'.