Practical application of knowledge…
May 21, 2008 3 Comments
…is the definition of technology according to the Public Software Foundation. They further suggest that it’s only natural for libraries to lend software which is designed to be openly shared. Thanks to a post at LISNews I discovered what an excellent concept the PSF has. What a most excellent idea.
Howard County Library has given out cd’s with OpenOffice, Firefox and soon our latest version of Groovix (Linux based operating system that we use on our PACs). But this takes it a step further by actually circulating it as another format in the collection. I’ve submitted a request to become a Library Liaison for PSF and I can only hope that since HCL is such a big proponent of open source that we will soon be adding software to our collection. Can’t make any promises since I’m not the one who will make the decision but I’ll keep my fingers crossed.