Abram ends what surely has to be a remarkable document by saying: "While we encourage the development of open formats, we must discourage libraries from jumping headlong into an open source platform to operate their ILS system on. At the current production cycle, jumping into open source would be dangerous, at best."
Contrast this with his tone in his blog post where he calls for a respectful discussion - the man obviously wants to avoid getting roasted.
He writes: "The paper has been posted and exchanged in the past day, rumoured to be a secretive lobbying effort that SirsiDynix has been hiding. This is simply not true. There has been nothing secretive about the position paper, we have been offering and sharing it with many customers as we meet with them, and I am offering it to anyone interested at the link below."
The dumb asses at Wikileaks obviously didn't know it was such an open document. What a bunch of idiots, especially when Mr Abram was willing to give it freely to all and sundry. Come, come Abram, when you've been checkmated and caught with your trousers down, be a man and own up.
Abram ends his blog post with something that howls out "hypocrisy."
"Lastly, a personal request. I encourage and look forward to the discussion that will no doubt add to the online conversation we have seen in the last day. However, I sincerely ask that my colleagues keep a professional tone when speaking to their positions. I have been dismayed in the past few weeks when seeing ad hominem attacks being propagated online, especially when it is hurled at me and my family. I think you all agree, it cheapens the discussion at hand and hides the critical points that others are trying to express."
If I get it right, what Abram is trying to say is that it's fine to make statements that have no basis in fact, some of which are outright lies, about a genre of software. After that, you should treat him with respect, not call him an idiot, treat what he says as an exercise in erudition.
What seems to bother Abram and his company is the emergence of two applications called Evergreen and Koha, both FOSS projects that aim to provide functionality similar to what SirsiDynix's software does. But then he doesn't say that in so many words, that is just this evil journalist's conclusion.
Abram provides no citations for any of the claims he makes in his paper. But then you already knew that - in the absence of facts, whom does one cite?