[clug-chat] Linux in Libraries, was Re: [CLUG-chat] re koha

Jonathan Carter highvoltage at thepub.co.za
Fri Oct 3 13:10:37 SAST 2003

On Fri, 2003-10-03 at 09:38, Thomas Black wrote:
> Hi
> >I had a friend on these lists once (about a year ago) that was into getting 
> >Linux into the libraries.
> >He had a moped and an oriental wife.
> >The wife was not arelative of the moped ;-)
> >Is he here?
> >Dave Jones
> >  
> >
> You're talking about William Chapman. The last time I spoke to him he 
> was leaving for the UK.
> I was trying to help him to get Linux distributions into libraries. We 
> never did succeed at that, Library management didn't want to have the 
> threat of people potentially damaging their computer installations by 
> installing Linux, and then holding libraries responsible.
> But what if you drop a book on your toe? (;
> -Thomas

I once saw a Red Hat CD at Bellville library that was donated by CLUG. I
wondered what happened to it because it just disapeared on day and
nobody could tell me why. Some of their books have CD's with it. I
wonder what's wrong with a simple disclaimer. Maybe we should
re-investigate it.


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