How is oss4lib.org and oss4lib-discuss not a "we" thing?
How is yet another community based around a rather small domain a good thing?
On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 11:11 AM, Chadwick Seagraves <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> This might be of interest to some of you. I know that oss4lib has been
> around for a while, but I think there is room for more coverage.
> *Chadwick J. Seagraves:* M.S.L.S
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> ** Apologies for cross-posting. **
> On March 31, 2008, I will be launching the website Open Source In
> Libraries. The primary goal of this project is to help libraries discuss
> and freely use open source software to suit their needs. You are all
> welcome to join this community and help it grow. This is a "we" thing,
> not a "me" thing. Please visit the website and become a member of this
> new community. It's free for everyone. There's also an email listserv
> you can join. Lets all work together!
> Website: http://www.opensourceinlibraries.com
> Listserv: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/opensourceinlibraries
> The following quote courtesy of Jeff Humphrey:
> "Open source software is free in the sense that it grants freedom to the
> user through the absence of proprietary control. Though much open source
> is available without licensing fees, this does not necessarily include
> liberation of price. The open source model shifts most of the costs from
> acquisition to operations and maintenance.
> One of the best things about open source software is that the code is
> made available to everyone to modify as they see fit. This allows users
> to develop the program or make changes to suit their needs even if a
> project is totally abandoned by the original creator. With open source,
> we are no longer at the mercy of closed source vendors with their forced
> upgrades and compatibility issues.
> Open source is about community where usability takes priority over
> profitability. Enhancements are shared for the benefit of all users. Bug
> fixes are the result of users pulling together and are often resolved
> much faster than a closed source patch, saving organizations time and
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