I could say you're a dreamer, but you're not the only one.
The reality is that III sees their APIs as gold mines that they can
market to a captive audience. For example, their patron API -- a
simple web interface to patron records -- probably cost them much less
to develop than they get for a single license. Don't look for them to
actually get off of that anytime soon.
Koha might motivate them to bump there FUD generating budget, but
that's about it.
On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 2:41 PM, Esme Cowles <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> After seeing some of the cool things people can do with other ILS's and how negative developers are about III, there's always the chance they might decide to open up a bit more and engage with code4lib types (we can always dream).
> And if that doesn't work, maybe the Ian Walls' talk (Becoming Truly Innovative: Migrating from Millennium to Koha) will motivate them...
> Esme Cowles <[log in to unmask]>
> "They extend copyrights perpetually. They don't get how that in itself is a
> form of theft." -- Lawrence Lessig, Free Culture
> On Mar 4, 2010, at 5:08 PM, Jill Ellern wrote:
>> We tried to get some of the ILS's interested...with little success. But how knows...I did some heavy promotion to III this year...(despite the many "--"s, she promised to talk to headquarters) so perhaps they might help some next year...
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Paul Joseph
>> Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 9:56 AM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib 2011 Proposals
>> No need to be concerned about the vendors: they're the same suspects who
>> sponsored C4L10.
>> On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 2:37 PM, Ya'aqov Ziso <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> .... also, I can assure you that to help keep registration fees low we'll
>>> leaning on our vendors ...
>>> Who would be these vendors? Seems CODE4LIB (bringing in creative, leading
>>> edge, OpenSource ideas where ILS have monolithically reigned) are the bad
>>> dream of ILS vendors. WorldCat DeveNet/Research may make an exception, but
>>> will it be $$$$$ufficient?
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