Two podcasts of potential interest to Evergreen fans

Posted on Tue 15 September 2009 in Libraries

Most recently, the latest Software Freedom Law Show focuses on the subject of how to choose a license for your software project's documentation. The episode was a direct response to a dent I had sent to one of the hosts, Bradley Kuhn, suggesting the subject. I thought the Evergreen Documentation Interest Group might find it a useful treatment from two of the most knowledgeable folks in the free software licensing world. As a bonus, when I started listening to the episode today, I was pleased to hear Bradley lead in with a very positive mention of Evergreen. Many thanks, Bradley, both for the show and for the shout-out to Evergreen!

Also, back in July, I had the opportunity to travel to Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie to spend a few days locked in a room with my fellow Conifer propeller-heads (Art, Kevin, and Robin) to dump the Evergreen-related content of my brain out onto the table in preparation for my parental leave. As part of the visit, we joined in the Tangential Convergence crew to put together a podcast about Conifer and Evergreen in the standard Tangential Convergence style: having a few beer while sitting around a table in Dave Brodbeck's backyard. We ended up veering off onto other subjects rather quickly, but such is the nature of the show!

Addendum @ 20:44

  1. In the SFLC podcast, Bradley was riffing about my role in Evergreen based on his memory of my FSOSS presentation from almost a year ago, so to set the record straight - I'm a relative newcomer to Evergreen, having joined the project in 2007 after Mike Rylander, Bill Erickson, and Jason Etheridge had already accomplished the miracle of delivering the first release of Evergreen to the public libraries of the state of Georgia.
  2. Also, in the opening moments of the SFLC podcast, there's a mention of how Evergreen filled a gap in the free software universe (library systems); one should note that Koha tackled that gap a lot earlier (starting in 1999) and is also a thriving project today. <p> </ol> </p>