[Koha] Fwd: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Evergreen foundation (again)
jransom at library.org.nz
Sun Sep 20 12:21:59 NZST 2009
I think forming a combined 'open source in libraries' foundation is
definitely worth considering. I don't know much about Code4Lib as an
organisation, but is that a body tat may have arole to play here? I need
On Sun, Sep 20, 2009 at 4:09 AM, Ben Ide <benide at gmail.com> wrote:
> Can anyone think of a reason why a joint effort between the two groups
> would be a good/bad idea? Are the two groups too different to form a
> collective foundation?
> Thanks for reposting this.
> -- Ben
> 2009/9/18 vtl at scls.lib.wi.us <vtl at scls.lib.wi.us>:
> > For those of you who are interested in establishing a Koha foundation,
> > may be of interest. The Evergreen folks are trying to do the same.
> > we can learn from each other in true open source fashion.
> > Vicki
> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > From: Hyman, Ben EDUC:EX <Ben.Hyman at gov.bc.ca>
> > Date: Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 10:09 PM
> > Subject: Re: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Evergreen foundation (again)
> > To: open-ils-general at list.georgialibraries.org
> > I concur entirely with Dan (thanks for reviving this discussion Dan), and
> > would love to see the community celebrating the creation of just such a
> > Foundation at the conference in Grand Rapids. Perhaps that's being
> > unrealistic, but sooner is better, IMHO. I suppose Foundation
> > should precede celebration...perhaps an exploratory work group could be
> > nominated by the community?
> > Ben Hyman
> > Manager, Library Policy & Technology
> > Public Library Services Branch, Ministry of Education, BC
> > Phone 250.387.4043 or Toll Free 800.663.7051
> > ben.hyman at gov.bc.ca <mailto:ben.hyman at gov.bc.ca>
> > www.bced.gov.bc.ca/pls/ <http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/pls/>
> > From: Dan Scott <dan at coffeecode.net>
> > Date: Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 4:22 PM
> > Subject: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Evergreen foundation (again)
> > To: Evergreen Discussion Group <
> open-ils-general at list.georgialibraries.org>
> > There was a brief discussion shortly after the Evergreen Conference about
> > the possibility of setting up an Evergreen Software Foundation  and
> > recently a proposal to set up a joint Koha + Evergreen foundation (which
> > probably a function better served by something like
> > <http://www.code4lib.org/> in any case).
> > I posted a response to George's blog post  about the difficulties that
> > the Koha community has undergone recently and their renewed effort to
> > establish a foundation, but in that context I would like to revive the
> > discussion about an Evergreen Software Foundation by suggesting that if
> > an entity is formed, it should roughly have the following
> > * Hold the trademarks, logos, and evergreen-ils.org/open-ils.org related
> > collateral in trust for the use of the community
> > * Extend the community's development capacity (for example, by funding
> > creation of developer training tutorials and workshops, where development
> > should be defined broadly to include documentation, usability, design,
> > testing, etc)
> > * Coordinate joint funding for the development of new features
> > * Organize the Evergreen International Conferences
> > Further, I suggest that we would be foolish to turn down the Software
> > Freedom Conservancy's  offer to serve, for free, as the 501(c)(3) 
> > shell organization that would be able to hold the collateral and
> > assets in trust for the foundation, and would accept donations to the
> > foundation and maintain corporate records and file the tax return (again,
> > for free). It has been stated several times that "it's not that hard to
> > the paperwork for a 501(c)(3)", but I would argue that an advantage of
> > Software Freedom Conservancy is that it is a neutral entity.
> > .
> > <http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.education.libraries.open-ils.general/1258
> > . http://www.parser.ca/z678/2009/09/16/koha-manoeuvres/
> > <http://www.parser.ca/z678/2009/09/16/koha-manoeuvres/>
> > . http://conservancy.softwarefreedom.org/
> > <http://conservancy.softwarefreedom.org/> - "As a fiscal sponsor for
> > projects, the Conservancy provides member projects with free financial
> > administrative services, but does not involve itself with technological
> > artistic decisions."
> > . As a Canadian, I don't care about 501(c)(3) status because I get no
> > advantages from it.
> > --
> > Vicki Teal Lovely
> > Software Applications Supervisor
> > South Central Library System
> > vtl at scls.lib.wi.us
> > (608)261-9109
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