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I just added packages for RT and LimeSurvey, couldn't see a great category match for either. Perhaps make the content type editable, or use node reference & add a content type for Package Type?

RT and LimeSurvey are probably not good fits for FOSS4LIB. To try to keep the scope manageable (and not replicate other directories like Fresh Meat), packages in FOSS4LIB meet this definition: if it is open source, is used in libraries, and has components/plugins that are specific to libraries, then it can be included as a package in the FOSS4LIB registry. Comments about whether this scoping make sense are also welcome, but that is where we are now.

jitendersharmaji's picture

Just joined the site and looking for literature on OSS and also an easy to use OSS for making institutional repository of faculty publication

software for managing electronic library

You could include Mendeley in the Bibliography category

As far as I know Mendeley is (while free) not open source software, so it wouldn't be appropriate to include it at this site.

Am interested in Ubuntu Operating system,is there a place in South Africa where l can do training on Ubuntu for a period of two weeks. Thank you

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Where on the site can I find a definition/description for the different categories of listed softwares, please?
For example how do you describe:
- Content Management System
- Content Management Framework
- Electronic Resources Management

as these categories share many similarities?

What are the criteria used to categorised the packages?

Thanks for your answer