The Equinox Promise: An Open Letter to the Evergreen Community

The Equinox Promise: An Open Letter to the Evergreen Community

We at Equinox Software feel it is timely to share an evolving document we call the Equinox Promise.

We invite engagement and feedback from everyone, and encourage other vendors to come up with similar statements, or join in on ours.

The Equinox Promise

In 2007, Equinox Software was founded by a group of dedicated people who believe that open source software offers libraries unheralded opportunities to engage in the process of designing the tools they use.

A software company can never speak for the open source communi

Koha Day coming up Sept. 6!

This message came through on the Koha mailing list. It's from the 3.0 Release Manager Galen Charlton. It is worth sharing with everyone who wishes Koha continued success and appreciates the hard work of the initiators of the project as well as all the contributors that continue to add value to it. That includes me! Happy Koha Day on September 6!

This note from Galen:

Hi,

I just realized that I had created a happy coincidence by picking 6
September as the soft feature freeze date for 3.2.

Open Source Unconference in Chicago during ALA Conference

I thought you would like to know that there will be an off-site Open Source Unconference during ALA 2009. It will be held Saturday morning, July 11, 9:30am-12:15pm at the Harold Washington Library Center. The goal is to get people informed, inspired, and involved in Open Source Library System projects in the Library.

Ten Years of Learned Helplessness Coming to an End

I've been using the expression "learned helplessness" a lot lately because that's how I see the situation libraries have found themselves in after a decade of integrated library systems.
I find it particularly disturbing because so much of the work I do seems to bump into roadblocks that point squarely at the ILS.