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

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.

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?

Browsing software by type would be great. Also browsing providers and institutions too...

Thanks for the great work or this site - it's brilliant!

I forgot about that clause...thanks for pointing it out.

Its GPLv2 or later .. to wit
# Koha is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the
# terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software
# Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later
# version.

I've added the specific GPL licenses to the taxonomy. Is Koha really GPLv2 or GPLv3?

Koha is actually licensed under GPLv2 or later

Sofia -- We're going to add a way to be able to browse by software category. Thanks for the comment!

Thanks for the comments.

Everyone always tells me to look at Mendeley as an open source tool, but there is no where on the official site that is says it's open source (or uses an open source license). It is free of cost, but not free software. Wikipedia lists the license as proprietary (

I also can't find licensing info on Readcube, it too is free of cost, but I'm not sure it's open source.

To see software in categories, simply click on any of the category tags on the software package to see others like it. For example -

It would be interesting to organize software packages according to their type, e.g. CMS, LMS, Reference Manager.
For reference managers you could include besides Zotero, Mendeley and Readcube.

Best Regards
Sofia just takes someone to put in the data. ( Some information has been put in to start things going, but one could say it takes a community to build a registry.

I notice that the current releases are not included for Evergreen and the most recent releases have pretty dramatically changed the product.

Version 2.1.1 was released on 11/16/11
Version 2.0.10 was released on 10/04/11

Downloads and release info available here:

Good question. The Advanced Search function of Marshall Breeding's lib-web-cats (free registration required) allows one to search by current automation system and country. It shows that there is one installation -- Stirling and East Dunbartonshire Library Consortium -- using PTFS Europe for support. I don't know how good the data is for the U.K., so there might be more.

Evergreen is the product that seems to be generally recommended for consortia, but there is very little information on UK-specific installations. I gather the Scottish consortium (Stirling and East Dunbartonshire) has recently gone live. Does anyone know if the implementation has proved to be smooth or otherwise?