Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: Re: Will Dr. OpenACS survive? Or why I stopped worrying and learned to love the .LRN consortium?

Well, as far as differentiation goes, that question is probably best asked of the OpenACS community members who have investigated alternative tools in-depth, in order to learn what the competitors do well and poorly, and thus perhaps shed light on how to further improve and differentiate OpenACS.

We have at least one active contributor (Jun? I forget.) with extensive Red Hat CCM experience, and probably a whole bunch more (e.g.) who have between them either evaluated or used for real one or two dozen of other systems as well. And hasn't Lars been doing lots of work with Ruby on Rails lately? What's the story there?

Perhaps competitive market analysis simply means getting all those OpenACS folks together in one room for a day. Preferably with beer, and if they have enough interest, preferably with preparatory work by each participant beforehand as well.