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Re: [News] Digital Preservation Likely to be Done with Free Software

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____/ Mark Kent on Friday 05 Feb 2010 14:35 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> Library Explores Ways to Release Open Source Software
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| In the spirit of transparency and community,
>>| the Library of Congress has established an
>>| internal process to create open source
>>| software. This will make it easier for
>>| software developers and sponsors within the
>>| Library to produce software that can be freely
>>| redistributed to users worldwide.
>>| "The overall effect will be to clarify and
>>| streamline the process for releasing software
>>| as open source," said Michelle Springer, a
>>| digital initiatives project manager at the
>>| Library, "allowing the Library and its
>>| partners to more fully participate in the open
>>| source development community."
>> `----
>> http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/news/2010/20100114news_article_open_source.html
> Can we get them over to Kings Cross in London, please?  There are a lot
> of people in the BL who really need a lesson in how to do this.

1-2 years ago they spoke about putting the Silver Lie "walls" to block taxpayers
who are not Microsoft customers*. It's good to see the Library of Congress doing a 

* Microsoft reportedly paid them $20 million upfront in order to do this.

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