Eduspaces Crosses the Pond to Mystery New Home

Graham Attwell, Pontydysgu, Dec 20, 2007
Commentary by Stephen Downes

The EduSpaces debacle is being resolved with the same attention to communications and good public relations as was the original closure: it was announced that the community will be hosed by TakingITGlobal. Graham Attwell comments, "Members of the network are grateful for the support but non-plussed as to who TakingITGlobal are and why they have been chosen as inheritors of eduspaces." After all, numerous others had offered to host the community, but their offers were (apparently) rebuffed. "Longer term this should be a wake up call to the community. A new eduspaces community may arise. But this time the community has to develop forms of organisation. TakingITGlobal can be members of such a community. But they cannot be allowed to 'own' Eduspaces in the way Curverider did." And if Curverider wonders why their 'open source' business model didn't work, let me say (again) that it has nothing to do with open source and everything to do with their business acumen. Related: Selling the WELL.
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