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Blackboard starts offering support for open source competitors

Apr 04, 2012, 10:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Course management software company Blackboard has acquired the two leading support companies behind their open source competitor Moodle: NetSpot and Moodlerooms. The company has also hired one of the founders of Sakai, another open source alternative to its own commercial software platform.

"Previously, the company has disbanded competitors it has purchased or has integrated their solutions into its own software stack, but that is not what says it plans for NetSpot and Moodlerooms: Ray Henderson, president of the Blackboard teaching and learning division, announced that the company will now start offering commercial support for Moodle to complement its own product offerings."

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