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Re: Library migrates from Linux!

  • Subject: Re: Library migrates from Linux!
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 05 Oct 2006 01:52:09 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / ISBE, Manchester University / ITS / Netscape / MCC
  • References: <4oioruFesv23U1@individual.net> <pan.2006.>
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__/ [ ray ] on Thursday 05 October 2006 01:28 \__

> On Wed, 04 Oct 2006 22:54:22 +0100, B Gruff wrote:
>> ....to another Linux!
>> The six branches of the Howard County Library system in Maryland provide
>> 300 computers to their clients. This week, every computer has been
>> upgraded from a "homegrown" Linux kernel, to Groovix, an Ubuntu Linux
>> derivative.
>> http://www.linux.com/article.pl?sid=06/09/22/1542254
> On a much smaller scale, the Portneuf District Library added a four seat
> Userful station (runs RHEL) this spring to the existing four Linux
> computers used for public internet access (transitioning from Mandrake to
> Ubuntu right now).

It's only natural for libraries, whose purpose is to preserve and spread
knowledge, to embrace openness.

British Library calls for digital copyright action

,----[ Quote ]
| In a manifesto released on Monday at the Labor Party Conference
| in Manchester, the United Kingdom's national library warned that the
| country's traditional copyright law needs to be extended to fully
| recognize digital content.
| "Unless there is a serious updating of copyright law to recognize
| the changing technological environment, the law becomes an ass,"
| Lynne Brindley, chief executive of the British Library, told ZDNet
| UK. 


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