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British Library Open Source Project Promotes Microsoft Sharepoint

Feb 11, 2010, 01:33 (4 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Peter Judge for this link. ]

"The British Library's new collaboration tool is based on Microsoft's Codeplex technology, but free software campaigners question the openness of the project

"The British Library and Microsoft have developed an open source, online collaboration tool for researchers.

"The Research Information Centre (RIC) Framework v1.0 released this week has been designed to help international researchers collaborate more effectively. Hosted via Microsoft's open source Codeplex project and based on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Platform, the "virtual research environment" allows researchers to create and share content and also work on specific issues such as funding proposals, the organisations claim."

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