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Category: open source

  • Kuali Days 2016? Why Bother

    Kuali’s formula after their for-profit direction is more problematic than that of a commercial vendor such as Ellucian, because Ellucian never asked for membership or “project contribution”  money to develop software with the intention of selling the result back to you as SaaS products. In my last Kuali related blog; “The Numbers Don’t Lie”, I […]

  • The Numbers Don’t Lie

    The transition from Kuali to Kualico has been a rough ride for all involved. Out of control and utter failure some might say. The process has eroded the reputation of open source in education and declining memberships and revenues have pushed the once passionate Kuali community to the edge of being just another failed IT […]

  • Austin we have a problem: University of Maryland drops financial support for Kuali Student project

    Austin we have a problem: University of Maryland drops financial support for Kuali Student project

    Some things are too coincidental to be a coincidence.                                                                            -Yogi Berra I received an message the other day […]

  • Kuali/ KualiCo Update: One Year and a Cloud of Dust

    The Dust Bowl was the name given to the Great Plains region devastated by drought in 1930s depression-ridden America. When drought struck in the 1930s the arid grasslands which had been broken out for farming no longer had a strong root system as an anchor. The winds easily picked up the loose topsoil and swirled […]

  • The Little Moodle Moot that Could: Mountain Moot 2015

    I think I can, I think I can, I think I can, I think can – The Little Engine NOTE:  Wow I am slow getting this out.  Too many projects.  Hope it is still useful.  Here it goes… As best as I can tell, a Mootineer is one who helps run the Mountain Moodle Moot. […]

  • Rent Seeking and the Demise of a Sharing Culture

    The classic example of rent-seeking is that of a feudal lord who installs a chain across a river that flows through his land and then hires a collector to charge passing boats a fee (or rent of the section of the river for a few minutes) to lower the chain. There is nothing productive about […]

  • Kuali Questions Continue at Educause

    It’s been a little over a month since the Kuali Foundation announced the formation of a for-profit Kuali entity. My reflection upon all the conversation flying about regarding the new Kuali commercial company was renewed this past week during Educause 2014.   Educause is the premier higher education technology conference held every fall and conversations during […]

  • Do you want to party with your ERP like it’s 1998?

    I was dreaming when I wrote this, forgive me if I go astray -Prince On January 20, 1998 I was sitting in an auditorium at Oklahoma City Community College (OKCCC) mulling over a brand new ERP system for higher education. I’ve thought about that meeting several times over the years and thought it might be […]

  • KualiCo, The Kuali Community, and Other People’s Money

    After posting recent blogs on the formation of KualiCo, I have been contacted by many people on both sides of the KualiCo/ discussion.  I think I would rather be in a pair of waders in the North Platte River than wading back into the Kuali conversation of the last couple months, however as mentioned […]

  • The Evolving Kuali Narrative

    In terms of processing all that is occurring in the Kuali Software world right now, I have had to sit down and look at many different perspectives. As a fan of this community, it is somewhat difficult to reconcile that the Kuali foundation, which has touted the advantages of not being a commercial entity, is […]