[Koha] Perceptions 2009: An International Survey of Library Automation

Nicole Engard nengard at gmail.com
Mon Jan 25 14:42:41 NZDT 2010

As usual, while I know where you're coming from ... are we saying we
should all refrain from answering the survey and showing that Koha is
used worldwide simply because the results aren't submitted as open
source?  Seems like shooting ourselves in the foot to me.


On Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 7:29 PM, MJ Ray <mjr at phonecoop.coop> wrote:
> Nicole Engard <nengard at gmail.com>
>> Marshall Breeding has published his annual Library Automation
>> Perceptions Report:
>> http://www.librarytechnology.org/perceptions2009.pl  Koha came out
>> pretty darn well when independently hosted.  What I'm surprised about
>> is that the non-US Koha support companies are missing. This means that
>> next year we need to get more international Koha libraries to answer
>> the survey!!
> Some already answer, but they were classified as Koha -- Independent
> even when they are hosted by us (and not just us installing and/or
> supporting their server).
> The big problem I have with that survey is that libraries give
> Marshall Breeding their data, but the survey results are not given
> back under any free and open source software terms.  It seems rather
> unjust to ask librarians to spend their time on something unequal
> like that, doesn't it?
> Hope that explains,
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