U. of Michigan Cancels a Closely Watched Portal Project

Florence Olsen, Tidsskriftet for Universiteternes Efter- og Videreuddannelse, Apr 16, 2002
Commentary by Stephen Downes

You've probably seen the reports that The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor is closing down its portal (http://my.umich.edu). This was pretty predictable. What is of more significance - and barely mentioned in the coverage - is that the institution is planning to become more involved in non-proprietary open-source projects such as the Open Knowledge Initiative and uPortal (http://mis105.mis.udel.edu/ja-sig/uportal/). A heads up for educational software companies: cut prices or die.
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