maandag, februari 25, 2008

Now is the time to seriously consider Sakai!

As news about the 'win' of Blackboard over Desire2Learn pours in, the Sakai Foundation also released an official statement. Michael Korcuska writes:
"This is certainly not (..) the most important part of the ongoing patent dispute. Completely separate from the Bb-D2L lawsuit, the US Patent Office will be re-examining the validity of Blackboard’s patent. The Sakai Foundation has always believed this re-examination will be the critical activity in ensuring the patent does not have a continued deleterious affect on innovation and openness in the community. (..)
This jury verdict is not a judgment that Blackboard holds a valid patent. It is an initial verdict that D2L infringed on the Blackboard patent. As such, the verdict is not that surprising. The Sakai Foundation continues to believe that the Blackboard patent should not have been awarded in the first place. (..)
Ultimately, we believe strong participation in a community-driven effort like Sakai is the best way to control your own destiny."

maandag, februari 18, 2008

New Commercial Affiliate for Sakai Foundation

There is a new commercial affiliate for the Sakai Foundation, namely Campus EAI. From the press release at
"We have proven the viability and affordability of Sakai to small and midsize institutions who are struggling to provide a feature-rich and robust eLearning solution with limited resources and strapped budgets," said Anjli Jain, Executive Director of CEAI. "As a partner of the Sakai Foundation, we look forward to collaborating with the members and other Commercial Affiliates to further reduce costs of implementing and supporting Sakai by producing standards, sharing documentation, best practices and lessons learned across the community."