[Koha] Koha Usage Examples
mark.johnson at it.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jan 30 01:18:43 NZDT 2013
Hello Koha Community
My name's Mark Johnson, and I work for OSS Watch at the University of
Oxford. Recently, we published a document entitled "Open Source Options
for Education" which includes a mention of Koha.
After we announced the document's publication, we received some feedback
from the Koha community via Twitter that we'd given the wrong link and a
misleading example of Koha's usage, so I've come here to make sure that
we can set it right.
We've not changed the link for Koha to point to koha-community.org, as
requested by a message on Twitter.
We were also informed that our example of Koha being used at the
University of the West of England was in fact "LibLime Academic Koha",
which "is not FOSS, nor has it ever been". This is obviously a
misunderstanding on my part. It was my understanding that LibLime was
simply a company providing commercial support for the open source Koha
product. Am I now correct in believing that it (also?) produces a
separate, closed-source product called "LibLime Academic Koha"? Any
background to this would be very much appreciated.
Finally, if anyone would be willing to share an example of the open
source Koha system being used in their educational institution for me to
use in place of the UWE example, particularly if they are based in the
UK, I would be very grateful indeed!
OSS Watch http://oss-watch.ac.uk
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