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Sakai Courseware Management by Michael Korcuska, Alan Mark Berg

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Sakai at UvA

There are a number of practical differences between community source and closed source at UvA. You should consider these as strong selling points for management. They include:

  • More influence—There is great opportunity for future collaboration between different organizations within the community, whereas with commercial software you have an asymmetrical relationship where you have very little influence on the product's roadmap.
  • Empowerment—Traditionally management at UvA arranged the responsibility for the IC along three tiers: 1, hardware and software; 2, at the applications level; and 3, defining functionality. The sources for these three are the IC, supplier, and the user. This shows the checks and balances the three-tier division ...

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