I'm an editor at, a public access computing portal funded by a Gates Foundation grant as a follow-on to their US Public Libraries program.  We are in the process of building a self-sustaining support community for those who provide public access computing services.
We have a small collection of Open-Source-related items (see and are looking to augment this during November, which we are designating as "Open Source month".  I am looking for additional materials on the subject, and was wondering if anyone on this list would be interested in contributing.
In addition to the conceptual and instructional materials I'm gathering, I'm very interested in assembling stories from the field about *public* libraries who have implemented open-source solutions.  Write-ups of from 1000 to 2000 words would be perfect (though shorter or longer is fine too).  If you would be interested in contributing something (existing or new), or know of of public libraries that have done this, I'd love to hear from you.  It would be very good as well to get any stories about libraries that have chosen *not* to go with open source, since we seek to provide a variety of points of view about the topics we cover.
I will post an announcement to this list in early November when our OSS focus page is up and running.
If you have other ideas about existing or new content that would be appropriate for WJ (OSS is our current focus but there is lots of other stuff going on as well), please let me know.
We are excited about the possibilities of open source for our web community and look forward to talking with you all further about how we can work together.
Joe Anderson
1100 Dexter Avenue N.
Seattle, WA 98109