The More Things Change (Bb Buys Another LMS), The More They Stay The Same (Reaction Filled With FUD)

Dian Schaffhauser, CIOh-no, May 19, 2009
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This article is worth a look just for the decisive smack-down. The article quotes Blackboard CEO Michael L. Chasen, as saying, "In the end, he said, colleges will choose Blackboard over open-source options because buying software works better for most colleges than being part of a do-it-yourself project." It then links to this chart showing that of the 51 Blackboard hosted sites (where Blackboard Inc. hosts the campus' LMS as a service), "41 instances are running the Blackboard LMS in a Linux/Apache environment, 6 are running on Windows and 4 could not be determined." So maybe then open source does make sense.
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