SirsiDynix: Integrated Library System Platforms on Open Source

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Around 09-Sept-2009, a SirsiDynix Corp position paper, "Integrated Library System Platforms on Open Source" by Vice President of Innovation Stephen Abram, was authored and distributed to a group of SirsiDynix customers.

On 29-Oct-2009, the report, which "spreads a fantastic amount of fear, uncertainty and doubt about both open source software in general and, more specifically, the suitability of open source integrated library systems" [1], was posted on Wikileaks.


The Report


Date Author/Source Title
2009-10-29 West, Jessamyn SirsiDynix Corp lobby paper against Open Source technologies
2009-10-29 Matienzo, Mark SirsiDynix Report Leaked, Spreading Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt about Open Source
2009-10-30 Breeding, Marshall Clifford Lynch clarifies views relative to open source ILS efforts
2009-10-30 Matienzo, Mark Clifford Lynch Clarifies Position on Open Source ILSes
2009-10-30 Digg SirsiDynix Corp shovels open source FUD onto its customers
2009-10-30 Hudson, Alex Corporate lobbying against free software
2009-10-30 Abram, Stephen It's About a Respectful Discussion (defunct) Wayback Machine copy
2009-10-30 Linux Weekly News Hudson: Corporate lobbying against free software
2009-10-30 Hadro, Josh/Library Journal SirsiDynix Report on Open Source: Promoting Debate or Sowing Fear?
2009-10-30 Delhaye, Marlene Fuites
2009-10-30 Iris/Pegasus Librarian Report from SirsiDynix on Open Source ILS Platforms Leaked… Oops
2009-10-30 Hammond, Jason SirsiDynix Position Paper on Open Source and Stephen Abram's Response
2009-10-30 Iselid, Lars Anti open source document from SirsiDynix leaked
2009-10-30 Lisnews SirsiDynix Corp [Not Very] restricted lobby paper against Open Source technologies, Sep 2009
2009-10-31 Free Software Daily Corporate Lobbying against free software
2009-10-31 GreenHill, Kathryn FUD and a Reason to be Cheerful
2009-10-31 Colford, Scot Informed decisions and who you get that information from
2009-11-01 Corrado, Ed The SirsiDynix and Open Source Kerfuffle
2009-11-02 Layton, Warren Patrons as Developers
2009-11-03 Varghese, Sam/ITWire Open source FUD is alive and kicking
2009-11-03 Griffey, Jason Sirsi-Dynix vs Open Source Software
2009-11-07 Leggott, Mark A Response to Stephen Abram and SirsiDynix
2009-11-08 Williamson, Cynthia Stephen Abram goads me enough to blog!!
2009-11-08 Grant, Carl The OSSification of Viewpoints
2009-11-08 Corrado, Ed Are OSS ILSs redundant? Carl Grant and the SirsiDynix kerfuffle
2009-11-11 Schneider, Karen Abram on open source: all I can really say
2009-11-11 Fitzpatrick, Sean/alonline Open Source Advocates Reject SirsiDynix's Warning about OSS
2009-11-16 Chawner, Brenda Missing the point: It’s time to talk about software freedom
2009-11-23 Ray, M J US Defense or Sirsi-Dynix – which is more credible?

Relevant articles

"Some of the most security-conscious entities, like the United States Department of Defense, restrict the use of open source software for fear that it could pose a terrorist opportunity."