I'm fairly confident there is not, just that the new list intends to (self-)
select just licensed users.
--Joe

On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 3:23 PM, Cloutman, David
<dclout...@co.marin.ca.us>wrote:

> Interesting. Our catalog consortium just bought Aquabrowser. Is there
> some sort of NDA that you know of that would limit the discussion to
> private forums? I hadn't heard of such a thing, but then maybe no one
> thought to tell me.
>
>
>
> ---
> David Cloutman <dclout...@co.marin.ca.us>
> Electronic Services Librarian
> Marin County Free Library
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:code4...@listserv.nd.edu] On Behalf Of
> Gabriel Farrell
> Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2009 3:02 PM
> To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] AquaBrowser Libraries Group
>
>
> While the "Interesting difference..." bit may be read as snarky, I
> appreciated Jeffrey's post for pointing out that most discussions about
> AquaBrowser can't take place on this list due to its lack of membership
> restrictions.
>
>
> On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 10:45:24AM -0400, Edward M. Corrado wrote:
> > I don't see this as an interesting difference at all. Almost all
> > [larger] vendor-supplied products in the library world have their
> > own discussion lists that are limited to people that use/license
> > their products. We even see this with Open Source products such as
> > Koha. Although I do not use AquaBrowser, unlike almost all other
> > library specific-software of this magnitude I understand that
> > AquaBrowser does not have a user group (formal or informal). There
> > currently is very few ways (no way?) for users of this product to
> > converse with each other and share ideas.
> >
> > There are numerous reasons for wanting to share information on a
> > closed list that can range from not wanting to spam a larger
> > community with a "how do activate a widget in product A" to asking
> > questions/sharing information that for whatever reason you don't
> > want to or can't share with the whole world (e.g. non-disclosure
> > agreements, public relations concerns, privacy concerns, not wanting
> > your name in open archives attached to something, etc.).  In fact,
> > in some cases you may not even want the vendor on the list the way
> > some Voyager systems administrators created a list that excluded
> > Endeavor (and now Ex Libris) and non-systems people at Voyager
> > sites. This made people feel much more comfortable asking questions
> > that maybe they would otherwise be embarrassed or reluctant to ask.
> >
> > I applaud Kathryn for taking the initiative to organize the
> > AquaBrowser community by creating the AquaBrowser Libraries Group.
> > From what I understand from people that use the product this is
> > something that is overdue for the community.
> >
> > What the library technology world needs is more people like Kathryn
> > that try to build community to help each other with whatever
> > software product they are using. Sure, in a perfect world maybe
> > everything would be completely Open but that is not reality. People
> > that take initiative should be praised. They should not be met with
> > snarky comments.
> >
> > Edward
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
> > <mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU>] On Behalf Of
> > Barnett, Jeffrey
> > Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2009 9:05 AM
> > To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU <mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU>
> > Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] AquaBrowser Libraries Group
> >
> > Good point Ed, but I think by the phrase "Licensed sites only" the
> > intent of the AquaBrowser discussion _is_ to exclude open source.
> > Interesting difference...
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
> > <mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU>] On Behalf Of
> > Ed Summers
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 9:19 PM
> > To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU <mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU>
> > Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] AquaBrowser Libraries Group
> >
> > You should also feel free to discuss AquaBrowser on here too ... the
> > code4lib discussion isn't limited to opensource software.
> >
> > //Ed
> > - Hide quoted text -
> >
> > On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 4:32 PM, Kathryn Frederick
> > <kfred...@skidmore.edu <mailto:kfred...@skidmore.edu>> wrote:
> > > Please excuse cross-posting.
> > >
> > > I've set up an AquaBrowser Google Group to share tips and post
> > > questions. If your library uses AquaBrowser, please consider
> joining.
> > > This group is restricted, email me at kfred...@skidmore.edu
> > <mailto:kfred...@skidmore.edu> and I'll
> > > send you an invite.
> > >
> > > Licensed sites only, please.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Kathryn
>

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