[Edu-sig] open source admin in academia? (editorial)
kirby.urner at gmail.com
Tue Jul 20 10:34:12 CEST 2010
On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 10:31 PM, Jarrod Millman <millman at berkeley.edu> wrote:
> There are several open source, community developed projects
> widely-used in higher ed. For example, moodle is a widely-used course
> management system:
> Sakai is another course management system for use in higher ed:
> The Jasig consortium provides several applications used in higher ed:
> The following, while not specifically focused on higher ed, are also
> widely deployed in higher ed environments:
Thank you Jarrod, exactly the kind of doorway into this topic
I was looking for. You've saved me some time.
Here's a random example of a commercial vendor and all
with a list of features I'm wondering if some universities
supply themselves (in-house), and/or what's out there
that's open source (perhaps with support services).
I'm seeing dribs and drabs.
I notice Yale invented Centralized Authentication Service (CAS)
and that Princeton is involved somehow. Berkeley DB is from
Berkeley, used in OpenLDAP (originally from Umich).
These kinds of things. Maybe there's a whole literature
I've yet to unearth.
I like to see universities taking the lead in some way...
(they call it "non-commercial"), eating their own dog food.
Same thing with hospitals. They seem to not want to
develop much inhouse, even for research -- or maybe
I've not been inside the right hospitals? You'd think
the open source ethic and health care would be more
hand in glove.
Then you get a bevy of commercial companies offering
expertise with these open source tools, e.g.:
Note: Oracle now owns Berkeley DB and has put the Sqlite3 API
in front of it (as an option). Costs big bucks looks like.
PS: I came across this useful discussion on Dr. Chuck's blog
(he posts here sometimes -- we met at Pycon2009 in
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