Presumably libraries would fit under the "non-profit" label. - kc
>Seeking Participants for Linux in Nonprofits Study
>The Nonprofit Open Source Initiative (NOSI) is developing case studies of
>nonprofit organizations that use Linux for their office network. We are
>looking for organizations with staffs of 15 people or more. If you work or
>volunteer for a nonprofit of that size, that uses Linux for networking
>(including file/print sharing, or as an email server), we are interested
>in interviewing you about your experience.
>The idea behind the study is to convince more nonprofits to take a serious
>look at Linux. While many schools and government agencies are beginning to
>consider Linux as an option, awareness in the rest of the nonprofit
>sector, especially small-to-medium size organizations, remains very low.
>Given that these groups have very tight budgets and share the volunteer
>ethic of Open Source, you would think that Linux would be widespread among
>them. But so far nonprofits have been surprisingly reluctant to embrace
>Open Source. When it comes to technology, nonprofits tend to trail several
>years behind the for-profit world. Although many nonprofits use Apache,
>PHP, etc. for Web work, most treat the idea of Open Source in general and
>particular the same way businesses did several years ago. The fact that
>Open Source is now mainstream in the business world hasn't had much impact
>on the way nonprofits see it.
>By doing this study, we hope to show nonprofits that other organizations
>just like theirs have used Linux to cut their total IT costs (including
>training and support) and to create networks they can really count on. We
>also hope to give them a better understanding of what it means to run
>Linux vs. Microsoft/Novell networks as well as the issues they need to
>think about and the pitfalls that they will want to avoid if they moved to
>Open Source on the back end.
>If you think your organization would make a good case study, please fill
>out the survey that's available on the study's web page at
>http://www.nosi.net/tco.shtml. For more information on NOSI, please check
>out our web site at http://www.nosi.net.
>The Nonprofit Open Source Initiative
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