Whole Lotta Shakin’

He may not have posted to this blog as much as he’d like, but Galen Charlton has been busy. Busy enough to make Library Journal’s “movers and shakers” list for his ongoing work with Evergreen, Koha and open source library software:


Kudos well deserved.

My coworker reading the post came into my office today and asked “Do you know this Galen Charlton guy?” I had to laugh. Having worked together at two different companies, at that moment I was installing and reading his MARC::Record code (again) and sitting in a couple different IRC channels where he was active. More seriously, if I was going to pick one person to carry the banner in a Library Journal context for the OSS projects I care about, I’d pick Galen too. AFAIC, they got this one exactly right.

Also, bonus point to LJ for the crafty subtitle.

All Your Digital Resale Are Belong To Amazon

Yet another in the unending stream of ridiculously overbroad U.S. software patents, Amazon now owns the idea of reselling a digital good:


That would seem to include, for example, Nook-based sharing or any other process that does copy, delete, and reassignment of rights.

Thanks to Library Renewal for sounding the alarm on this one.

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