donderdag, september 13, 2007

It is now public: Sakai is on hold

Sakai in de ijskast - UT Nieuws
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Several weeks ago we mentioned that our final report of our Sakai pilots was available. Today our university newspaper features an article where you can read (in Dutch) the decisions that have been made by our board, with some comments by my colleague Stanley Portier.
Our board has urged us to put some serious effort in evaluating the MS Sharepoint 2007 product. This should be our sole focus for the coming months.
The fact that very few institutions in The Netherlands are investigating Sakai, is an important factor in the decision of our board to steer in the direction of Sharepoint (for which there seems to be more interest within our sector).
Final decisions will made early in 2008. We will keep you posted.

4 opmerkingen:

  1. Our university too has interest in SharePoint. We are looking at ways that we could share tools among the two instances. This would hopefully give us the best of both worlds. Lance

  2. will alternatives to sharepoint (like the dutch O3Spaces) also be considered ? Since it seems Sharepoint causes kind of a vendor lock-in. And less linux/firefox compatibility. Which looks like the opposite of sakai and the linux compatibility the Notebook Service Centre seems to offer (linux editions of software, making available open source software to students).

  3. Alternatives, as far as I know, are not being considered.... Glad to hear that the notebook service centre is giving way to Linux!