Image library s/w
Hi esteemed developers
There are plenty of "gallery" style opensource web applications that may or may not fit your criteria. It depends on how specific you are about that meta data I guess.
Well, I don't know about open source, but our imaging department is testing a product called ThumbsPlus. I don't know whether it does the job, but the imaging department has to deal with way more than 1200 images. They've been collecting photos for over a decade at an ever increasing rate. They started with a few hundred a year and I think they're collecting a few hundred a month now.
I love ThumbsPlus - I've been using it for almost ten years.
"The question: can any of you recommend something suitable? preferably open source (a philosophical requirement, that...)"
hey nic, where in New Zealand are you from?
Philo: Both. I'm probably more fervent about it than the majority of AINZ staffers, but there's a definite feeling within AI (and not just NZ) that Open Source software is ideally suited to an organisation such as AI.
"there's a definite feeling within AI (and not just NZ) that Open Source software is ideally suited to an organisation such as AI."
Just me (Sir to you)
Well its to not encourage all those sweatshop software mills where children as young as 7 have to write iterative functions without the benefit of Nikes.
LOL ... oh that is too funny. The other day I saw an article about the untouchables in India. In 2004. As a kid we used to always joke about the untouchables and apparently they still exist and are discriminated against. I was thinking this could be used by some out of work programmers who blame India and outsourcing on their plight. They could demand an end to this apartheid and demand that companies don't do business with India until untouchables have programming jobs too.
Oh, another comment. I too find the "open source" and philosophical combo kind of odd. Other things being equal you'd be a fool imho to not buy the open source version. Open source does not mean it's free. But if someone has a version which you are not allowed to read/modify and it works better than anything else and is priced accordingly ... why not go with it? Personally I wish people would start charging for more of this software so I'd be more comfortable that it will be there tomorrow and it will be better. They just need to find the right price. Sun wanted over US$50.00 for their weak version of SUSE and that wasn't worth anything. I'm currently using MEPIS which I paid about US$10.00 for and it works great and I'd be happy to pay something around US$30.00 a year to keep that guy going but that guy has to determine what he wants and I have to determine what I'll pay. It irks me to no end that people seem to equate open source with free and seem to think that all software should be free.
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