If you want to feel some ire rise in your craw, scroll through this list of comparisons - users, vendors, traffic, business readiness, and the like, and then look at the comparisons in funding. "Moodle: $0 initial funding and ~ $12,000 a year from individual donors. Sakai Project: $2,200,000 initial grant from Mellon Foundation and Hewlett Foundation and $4,400,000 from core partners." So what is going on, why didn't the funders support and existing (and successful) project, and who's taking home the dough? Via James Farmer.