[Koha] USA Road Trip Update
rachel at katipo.co.nz
Sun Oct 24 17:54:31 NZDT 2004
Darryl Gibson wrote:
> Glad your having fun in the USA. Sorry for the bad coffee, but we
> usually seek out Dunkin Doughnuts for decent coffee. Though I gave up
> the stuff for tea, it is really difficult to make a bad cup or pot of tea.
:-) We found some good coffee (and food) too, but the bad was just sooo
spectacularly bad :-)
> When I joined this list, in late June/early July, there was so little
> message traffic, I ignored it. Now I'm trying to catch up with all the
> traffic I missed!
Yeah there has been a pile lately
> I'm sorry I missed your visit to Pittsburgh, I'm a president of a small
> town library, an hour East of Pitt., and would have loved to have shown
> you our little library. Though I would have been embarrassed to do so.
Oh that would have been cool - never mind
> I know nothing about library operations! About a year ago, I attended a
> library meeting, and offered to donate them a linux machine. They
> gracefully accepted the offer, and nominated me President on the spot.
> Then to my astonishment, they held the election, and I won, unopposed.
> (The needed to fill the position for tax purposes, to obtain their tax
> exempt status.
Crikey that must have been a bit of a shock :-) I'm pretty sure none of
our libraries here work that way.
> I tried to nurse the powers to be, into adopting Linux, setting up a
> secure network etc... Things went relatively fine while I was busy
> wiring and configuring the network, printer, etc... Then I announced the
> system was working, and we should start the migration to linux, and all
> heck broke loose. The director wanted guarantees about inbound and
> outbound security, porn filtering etc... I was totally unprepared for
> the attack, and I stepped away for everything to regroup and see what
> would happen.
> Wednesday, 11/3, I have to show up, or my position became vacant, for
> missing three meetings. So that is my showdown at the OK Corral.
Is that three committee meetings?
> Anyway, can anybody point me to some good "Why Linux" sites? If I can
> prove my point next month, I'm going to resign, over software license
> liability issues. (We don't have any!)
> Ah, politics.
Man that does all sound a bit weird to me.
OK I'm not sure about the "why linux" sites but here are some things
that might start you off....
Should Your Business Use Linux?
How do I convince my boss that Linux is an excellent operating system
for business use?
Adding Linux to Corporate Networks Is Harder Than You Think
How to convice your manager it's ok to use open source (from HP)
And this one looks interesting...
Hope they help - or give you a place to start anyway :-)
> Darryl Gibson, President, Panther Valley Public Library
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