Save the Libraries – With Open Source
Submitted by Blake on December 2, 2008 - 9:07am
Over on Linux Journal Glyn Moody takes a poke at OCLC:
For some in the world of free software, libraries are things that you call, rather than visit. But the places where books are stored – especially those that make them freely available to the public – are important repositories of the world's knowledge, of relevance to all. So coders too should care about them alongside the other kind, and should be concerned that there is a threat to their ability to provide ready access to knowledge they have created themselves. The good news is that open source can save them.