[Announcements] Sakai OAE
david at nyu.edu
Thu Sep 6 15:52:40 PDT 2012
To the Sakai Community:
I am writing to you in my capacity as Sakai Board Chair.
In late August 2012, UC Berkeley decided to withdraw from the OAE managed
project. This decision, on top of the departure of Indiana University and
University of Michigan, has led the remaining partners and the project team
to re-assess the project’s goals and timeline. Charles Sturt University
recently also decided to withdraw as a stakeholder institution.
All partners remain persuaded that the concepts embodied in the design work
to date are important and valuable innovations that are unmatched in other
systems. And while the application architecture requires refactoring,
pilots and user testing indicate that the user experience designs are both
sound and unique.
Immediate actions taken in response to these departures include scaling
back the development team and focusing efforts on the architecture to
achieve greater scalability, performance, and deployment efficiency. With
the changes in team composition, the project is capitalized through early
2013. By that time the goal is to re-implement the successful user
experience design on a new architectural foundation. The project then will
seek to expand community engagement and add additional partners to
This list is not the best avenue for discussion on this topic. Given that
any discussion can/should involve the entire Sakai community, the general
open forum list would be most appropriate:
http://collab.sakaiproject.org/mailman/listinfo/openforum or email to
openforum at collab.sakaiproject.org.
David Ackerman, Sakai Board Chair
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