SirsiDynix: Integrated Library System Platforms on Open Source
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 was posted on Wikileaks, 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" .
- Integrated Library System Platforms on Open Source
- The report as released by Stephen Abram (pdf)
- Etherpad document for collaborative annotation - limited to 16 users. to just read see SirsiDynix Etherpad
- SirsiDynix Etherpad - Dump of Etherpad (may be out of date)
|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|
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|
|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?|
|2009-10-31||GreenHill, Kathryn||FUD and a Reason to be Cheerful|
"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."