[Koha] Liblime, Koha, BibLibre and FLOSS
chrisc at catalyst.net.nz
Fri Oct 23 15:40:59 NZDT 2009
* Thomas Dukleth (kohalist at agogme.com) wrote:
> Reply inline:
> On Thu, October 22, 2009 19:53, Kyle Hall wrote:
> > Maybe access to the source of in-house modifications should be a
> > requirement
> > for being a listed vendor on the site? We may not be able to alter the
> > terms
> > of the GPL, but we can decide the terms of koha.org ( assuming we have and
> > will have that much control over it ). I would expect that we would have
> > to
> > grandfather all current vendors though.
> I respond at the risk of great controversy but we have already seen what
> trouble grandfathered treatment has caused in the Koha community and we
> should be more careful in future.
> [Please remember to be calm, civil, and respectful in any replies.]
> There are altogether too many exclusionary rules already for being listed
> on the 'pay for support' page . There may even be legal hazard from any
> possible mishap with a litigious library for certifying competence in a
> world of human frailty if the Koha community might be understood to
> function as a trade association in some legal jurisdictions which had
> certified the qualifications of some members.
> I presume we are now moving away from a process where one support company
> or a small group of support companies would exercise exclusive control
> over what appears on the community website.
> I would prefer banning all mention of paid support services from the
> community website to the nonsensical treatment which has come regarding
> listing support service companies in the past year. I am not recommending
> such a ban but merely identifying what a problem the issue has been.
> The very thing we should avoid is grandfathering, meaning exempting,
> anyone from the rules. Any rules worth having are rules which should be
> applied equally to all.
I would much prefer we list all those who apply, with no judgement or
order inferred, than the current mess.
And that whatever rules there are, are applied equally to all.
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