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Re: [Koha-devel] Koha Foundation

From: Paul POULAIN
Subject: Re: [Koha-devel] Koha Foundation
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2006 11:21:59 +0100
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Joshua Ferraro a écrit :
Hi all,

Over the past few weeks we've discussed the idea of forming a Koha
Foundation -- a non-profit organization for Koha. I'd like to open
this topic up to koha-devel to hear what your reasons are for wanting
such an organization, as well as how you think it should be set up
(and where). Any takers?

I already said to joshua I think it's a good time to build a NPO now.

What could be it's goal ?
"provide open source solutions for all tasks a library does daily".

What could be it's services :
* coordinate user requests ? i'm not sure, as we have some companies already doing this. And I would not see the projet slowed by too much administrations. * secure the Koha name. For sure a good idea ! "koha" MUST be a non-profit term. katipo as well as liblime as well as me don't use "koha" as their business name. And it must be kept as it !
* promote OSS solutions in libraries.
* be owner of the copyright.

plus some technical services :
* provide things like backup servers, opensearchportal for all koha installs, ...

That's a 1st draft of my ideas.
To be investigated during KohaCon !

Paul POULAIN et Henri Damien LAURENT
Consultants indépendants
en logiciels libres et bibliothéconomie (http://www.koha-fr.org)

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