We have been asked a few time recently about why we make license base software and what our views are on open source software. So we decided to make a little video answering some of these questions. The short answer is we do make open source software but not always under our name since it is normally funded by other organizations. We make license based software to support a sustainable business model to development and support current and future projects. So each license is a portion of the funding needed to develop each application. So the more user base we have the more the software will be improve.
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SilverBiology is proud to announce that they have been selected by CyberFlora Louisiana to design, manage, develop, and provide technical guidance on the digitization of more then 1 million herbarium specimen sheets. SilverCollection will be the official web portal for the herbarium collections in Louisiana.
SilverCollection is a webportal for biological collections and will be the primary interface to over 1.3 million herbarium specimens. There will be custom features designed to focus on the CyberFlora project goals and a highly useful “api/web service” to interact with the data.
SilverBiology will be also introducing new software products this year in conjunction with the Cyberflora project. Our goal is to develop new tools during the development of the Louisiana Herbarium Database to show as a model and ways for other consortia can follow.
This is a big endeavor and our team is excited to be working with Cyberflora Louisiana.
To find out more about the project you can monitor the official Cyberflora Louisiana Blog at: http://news.cyberfloralouisiana.com