Evil blackboard indeed

I was shocked to hear about the outcome of the Blackboard vs. Desire2Learn case via Terry Anderson’s blog. To be honest I can’t believe Blackboard won. I remember at the time that the section on e-learning in wikipedia expanded rapidly as the community rushed to document the ‘true’ origins and history of the area. It was a great example of web 2.0 philosophy in action. The worry with this outcome is what are the implications for the future???? It seems the battle of corporate vs. collective ownerships rages on…

4 Responses to “Evil blackboard indeed”

  1.   Desire2Learn loses Blackboard patent case by ClintLalonde.net Says:

    […] the D2L patent blog and various blog postings. But in my mind, this really stinks, and I am not alone in this […]

  2. Blackboard wins, learners lose « Doug Clow’s Imaginatively-Titled Blog Says:

    […] colleague Grainne Conole can’t believe they won.  Terry Anderson hopes this action: further alienates users from Blackboard and it accelerates […]

  3. Karyn Romeis Says:

    Your disbelief is widely shared. Of course, now that the precedent has been set across the water, we might see the spread across here!

  4. Gráinne Says:

    Yes it’s going to be interesting to see what happens next…

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