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On Mon 24 Nov 03, 12:44 PM, p <p> said:
> On Mon 24 Nov 03, 12:25 PM, Richard Crawford <rscrawford@mossroot.com> said:
> > I'm working on a paper for my Systems Analysis class for library school on
> > the value of open source projects for libraries.  I'm looking for some
> > good resources that would help with this project.  I think that the OSS
> > community is one of the most important elements, and I already have _The
> > Cathedral and the Bazaar_ as part of my resource list, but I'm looking for
> > others.
> > 
> > Has anyone got any suggestions?
> > 
> > Sláinte,
> > Richard S. Crawford (AIM: Buffalo2K)
>  
> hi richard,
> 
> no, but i read something that may be useful for your paper.
> 
> a few weeks (months?) ago on /. there was an article that a company was
> sued for using the dewey decimal system.
> 
> apparently, the dewey decimal system is patented and you need a license
> to use it.  here's the article:
> 
> http://slashdot.org/articles/03/09/21/143231.shtml?tid=99
> 
> this would be a sterling example of why open source would be important
> to libraries.  imagine -- today, libraries are feeling bush's economic
> crunch harder than just about anybody.  the money they pay to lease the
> dewey decimal system could be used to ... buy more books.  it's a
> travesty.
> 
> anyway, in trying to find the above link for you, i also came across
> this, which looks like it might be directly related to your paper:
> 
> http://www.geneva.edu/~bvds/library/
> 
> hope you find this useful!
> 
> pete

spooky.  a day after posting this, the court case just got resolved.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=519&ncid=757&e=10&u=/ap/20031126/ap_on_re_us/brf_dewey_decimal_settlement

pete

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