ByWater Solutions empowers use of open source in libraries

Libraries love the idea of open source, but believe that they need a huge IT staff to pull it off. That's where Bywater comes in—their support...Read more

10 years of Git, an Open Business Models Initiative, and more news

In this week's open source news roundup, we take a look at 10 years of Git, an Open Business Models Initiative, library open source software, and...Read more

Upgrading libraries to open source Koha system

Melissa Lefebvre is interviewed for Careers in Open Source Week at Opensource.com on her experience as an operations manager for the open source...Read more

Everyday I help libraries make the switch to open source

Kyle Hall of ByWater Solutions shares with us what it's like to help libraries switch to open source, by the hundreds.Read more

Everyone's your partner in open source

When I first started working at ByWater Solutions the company was in its infancy, and as such couldn't afford a full time employee, but that didn't...Read more

Get what you paid for with open source

The other day I heard the phrase every open source educator hates to hear: "Well, you get what you pay for..." So, this time in my talk to the group...Read more

The story of Koha, the first open source library management system

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A small public library serving a population of 30,000 in New Zealand developed and released the world’s first open source library management system...Read more

Lessons from Koha in open source project ownership

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While compiling OSS Watch's list of Open Source Options for Education , I discovered Koha , an open source Integrated Library System (ILS). I...Read more