From: David Dorman <ddorma@lt...> - 2000-10-09 19:35:15
If the following site was already mentioned on this list, I apologize
for the duplication:
Consultant, Lincoln Trail Libraries
Contributing Editor, American Libraries
From: Gordon W. Paynter <paynter@cs...> - 2000-10-09 22:17:35
On 09-Oct-00 David Dorman wrote:
> If the following site was already mentioned on this list, I apologize
> for the duplication:
This is the site of a Swedish company who have a "Freeware library system
project." Essentially, their product is a Z39.50 server connected to a
mySQL database, and some web scripts, to run on NT. It looks about half
done and they are looking for libraries to try it out and act as testbeds.
(They say: "But its not "promiseware" or "visionware" but a system that
needs time to grow.")
There's not much detail there, but it looks like it is not free software.
(Or rather, it is free as in "free beer", not free as in "free speech".)
There's no mention of license, though they say that they "...do not charge
anything for these software products and that we licence them as freeware
to participants of the project." It doesn't sound free to me, but as I
said, there's very little detail.
At any rate, it sounds like it does the same things that Koha does, only
Koha is already working, and available under the GPL.
Gordon W. Paynter (http://www.cs.waikato.ac.nz/~paynter/)
New Zealand Digital Library Project (http://www.nzdl.org)