[Koha] Plea for help from Horowhenua Library Trust re: Koha
chris at bigballofwax.co.nz
Thu Nov 24 09:30:34 NZDT 2011
2011/11/24 Buster <storypage at gmail.com>
> 2011/11/22 Lori Bowen Ayre <lori.ayre at galecia.com>
>> There has already been plenty of outrage expressed by the Koha community
>> and clearly it hasn't made a difference.
> Oh, I don't know about that. We investigated Koha and Evergreen for a year
> and recently decided to go with community Koha using ByWater Solutions as a
> vendor rather than LibLime largely because of LibLime's position within (or
> rather, without) the community. That, and the fact its product has
> basically become a proprietary system with all the weaknesses and pitfalls
> of such systems. While investigating, we did visit a couple of LibLime
> clients who are jumping ship as soon as they are legally able, for many of
> the same reasons we eschewed it from the git-go.
> So, I think it has, in fact, made a difference. People who care do pay
> Some very interesting news.
"Here’s PTFS/LibLime’s press release about the matter:
The TL;DR is: this was inherited—by surprise—from the previous owners. We
don’t know their intentions then, but we know ours now. We’ll hand the NZ
trademark off to a non-profit (including HLT) who agrees to continue our
practice of protecting non-exclusive use of the name."
Which sounds great to me, HLT makes that promise (as they are the community
elected body to hold community property and a registered non profit Trust)
and PTFS/Liblime can sign over the application. This could all be resolved
in a couple of days time.
I really hope this is true and the application is signed over to HLT as
soon as possible so we can put this all behind us.
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