Open Source and Libraries

Einen schönes Posting über Open Source and Libraries gibt’s im Blog der Howard County Library.

Whenever I teach open source to librarians I always start by outlining why libraries are the prefect breeding grounds for open source. What many librarians probably don’t realize is that the open source community actually shares a lot of the same ethics, ideals and characteristics as the library world. I think that Glen Horton put it best in his talk at the 2008 Computers in Libraries conference:

Libraries and Open Source Both…

* Believe that information should be freely accessible to everyone
* Give away stuff
* Benefit from the generosity of others
* Are about communities
* Make the world a better place