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 Getting Open Source Into Public Libraries

Newsforge talks about Libraries and Open Source.

"The first reaction from the open source community is usually "Great, I'll burn a whole set of CDs and donate them to my local library." This is completely and utterly the wrong thing to do. It is wrong because you will not be taking into account the responsibilities libraries have for their patrons. The CDs you burn will have to be thrown away. You will also be trying to force libraries to do what you want them to do, and nobody likes that."

 (Submitted by Noel Tue Dec 16, 2003 )


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