Lori Bowen Ayre lori.ayre at galecia.com
Wed Aug 3 13:12:56 EDT 2011

I was interested in QSOS less for the features summary piece (which I agree
is very inadaquate) than for the evaluation of the community or project.

But if no one has ever heard about them, maybe not worth worrying about!

Lori Bowen Ayre //
Library Technology Consultant / The Galecia Group
Oversight Board & Communications Committee / Evergreen
(707) 763-6869 // Lori.Ayre at galecia.com

<Lori.Ayre at galecia.com>Specializing in open source ILS solutions, RFID,
workflow optimization, and materials handling

On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 9:35 AM, Galen Charlton <gmc at esilibrary.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> On 08/03/2011 11:55 AM, Lori Bowen Ayre wrote:
>> Has anyone ever heard of this group?  See http://www.qsos.org/?p=137
> FWIW, I hadn't heard of them until now, and some superficial Googling
> doesn't show any sign that that they've attracted much buzz or influence in
> procurement or decision processes.  Since qsos.org appears to have
> originated in France, I asked Paul Poulain about it, and he either hadn't
> heard of it or it didn't make much of an impression.
> The statement "Licence très stricte, comme la GPL, Score 0/2" in the
> evaluations of Koha, Evergreen, and PMB don't inspire confidence, as that
> begs the question of how one evaluates the level of freedom of a given FLOSS
> license.
> That quibble aside, I could see an evaluation framework like QSOS being
> useful (sort of like an OpenRFP that has, well, more openness), but it
> doesn't strike me as being a shortcut for creating feature comparison lists,
> especially since one part of the QSOS process seems to be figuring out what
> feature areas to evaluate.
> Regards,
> Galen
> --
> Galen Charlton
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