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"BibLibre wants to push libraries who call us to do development work, for Koha or any other piece of software, to write in the RFP itself or the contract that all the code produced will both: have an open source license; and be accessible on a public repository."
If you are trying to make sense of what is going on with Liblime and Koha. This is the article for you (by Kathryn Greenhill at her blog Libraries Matter Librarians Matter):
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
This announcement from Liblime officially established a forked version of Koha (or possibly two versions: see their new "budget-friendly ILS for Small Libraries"). This is a sad day for the larger Koha development community.
Not sure if you've been following the developments with Koha but there is a strong movement afoot to develop a Koha Foundation. This impetus in no small part due to issues with Liblime who has been a strong supporter and development partner for Koha but has come under fire recently about how they are doing business. You may have noticed that some of their employees have left Liblime for other OS projects (e.g.
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:
I just realized that I had created a happy coincidence by picking 6
September as the soft feature freeze date for 3.2.