Blackboard Will Acquire a Competitor, Prometheus, From George Washington U.CRLF

Michael Arnone, Tidsskriftet for Universiteternes Efter- og Videreuddannelse, Jan 10, 2002
Commentary by Stephen Downes

The discussion lists are in a tizzy about Blackboard's acquisition of Prometheus, one of its competitors. This Chronicle article makes much of Prometheus's 'open code' format (not that Prometheus had any choice: you can't hide Cold Fusion scripts) but in my mind Blackboard wasn't buying the learning management system, it was buying the customer base, about 70 institutions at last count.
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