What is this Centre of Excellence you speak of?
Why the TIM program at Carleton University have applied the focus of their program on Open Source software development. The program is still defining itself; however, they are off to a great start and have already created the OttawaTechWiki to support the technology sector in Ottawa, and there are a number of other projects. When you consider that the Eclipse Foundation is a world leading open source company and that Mike Milinkovich Executive Director is a former alumni you have the makings of a potenitally highly successful cluster. Add to this Community Camp where the winning project submission will be developed by the team at Carleton and you have an innovative group focused on building open source success stories.
The seeds for the open source cluster have been planted.