Blackboard Stuff

Barry Dahn, Desire2Blog, Oct 31, 2006
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Just keeping up on the Blackboard patent stuff. In case you missed it, here is the text of the EDUCAUSE letter urging Blackboard to drop its lawsuit. Michael Feldstein looks at the economic impact of the lawsuit - in the short run, things are OK, but in the longer run, things get ugly. So far as I can see, there is no future in the LMS market. To wit: 42 percent of institutions have implemented or chosen open source applications software such as Kuali Project, Sakai CMS , uPortal, Moodle CMS, or Open Office.. Also, Alfred Essa has recorded a podcast about Blackboard at EDUCAUSE.
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