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Sakai Update

Kevin Roebuck
Director, Digital Experience

Today's announcement from the Sakai Foundation, notably mentioning that Chuck is resigning and heading back to Michigan, the 2.4 release plan and the new and important focus on the user experience. I just paid up for Sun's 2007 membership in the Sakai Commercial Affiliate Program and Sun EDU will continue to partner with Unicon on campus implementations, consulting and ASP offer. Chuck's parting notes of community focus:

  • Continue to contribute to the core architecture of Sakai, focusing on
    JSR-170, Hierarchy, Bodington transition, and a move to RDF
  • Continue to work on standards at the presentation layer.  I have
    not given up on JSR-168 (yay for JSR-168 support in Sakai 2.4) and I
    have not given up on WSRP (yes even 1.0) - I am going to \*make\*
  • WSRP work one way or another in Sakai - and yes it will even be useful and worthy to be run in production.
  • Continue to work with IMS in the area of Tool Interoperability - For me IMS Tool Interoperability is the \*most important\*
    innovation for the next five years.  IMS TI version 1.0 is a good start
    - but going forward I hope to have the time to invest in IMS TI 2.0 to
    make it truly transformative.  This will require that I build and
    maintain a reference implementation of TI 2.0 and evolve and give
    feedback to the IMS process.


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