Nice stuff. Thanks.
Stuart Sim wrote:
> Due to the way the discussion groups are open on the Internet, anyone
> can essentially join in the discussion as registration does not seem
> to check if you are a SEPP member. At a minimum the discussions are
> rich in information on getting started with Sakai and most folks seem
> to be able to get up and running with a trial pretty easily.
> You cannot get a Service Level Agreement from either SEPP or the
> public groups. That is what the Sakai Commercial Affiliates (SCA)
> program is intended to provide to schools that do not have the
> internal IT staff to support and maintain and production environment
> on their own. Sun Microsystems is an SCA member although we have been
> focused more on the back end engineering for large scale deployments.
> We are currently in discussions with several institutions around the
> world on what an full SLA for Sakai would mean. i.e. Where do we
> baseline the code? What operational characteristics can we guarantee
> and which ones are beyond our control? How do we price the risk of not
> owning the code - a cost every support supplier will pass on to it's
> I have been watching the discussions on Moodle vs. Sakai with great
> interest and from my perspective it is always about the total cost of
> ownership for running platform X to provide a quality service to the
> institutions customers. These are the issues we discuss in every CIO
> meeting on open source and I'd love to see an open debate on this alias.
> Stuart Sim
> Chief Architect
> Business Solutions
> Global Education & Research
> Sun Microsystems
> Peter Campbell wrote:
>> Could someone shed light on the difference between the kind of
>> support that is available via the Sakai Educational Partners Program
>> (SEPP) and that which is offered in the Public Groups for the Sakai
>> user community?
>> I'm especially interested in hearing from folks who are using Sakai
>> but who are not SEPP participants. Is the support and community
>> participation in the Public Groups sufficient to run Sakai? Or is it
>> necessary to join SEPP for $10,000 per year?
>> Peter Campbell
>> Lead Instructional Designer
>> Montclair State University
>> On Feb 2, 2006, at 11:10 AM, Rich Kogut wrote:
>> Sakai is community source and openly available. As far as I know,
>> there is no requirement to join the Sakai Foundation (which
>> replaces the Educational Partners Program) and pay $10,000. Doing
>> so however, helps support central coordination for the ongoing
>> development and coordination of Sakai releases, and gives you
>> input into those processes.
>> Richard M. Kogut
>> Chief Information Officer
>> University of California, Merced
>> (209) 724-4315
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