Forum .LRN Q&A: Response to Request for Comment: dotLRN Technology Governance

Mike: We evaluated Prometheus and decided against. It had some attractive features, but was not *opensource*. It originated at George Washington University and was based on Cold Fusion. Prometheus began to emerge as a strong alternative to Blackboard and WebCT once they began to offer access to the source code and were establishing mechanisms for "code sharing" (similar to Allaire's Developer Exchange for Cold Fusion). These mechanisms have some value, but it's like taking your mom to the prom because you can't get a date. (No knock on moms). You still needed a license from Prometheus. As soon as they began to capture some market share, Prometheus was swiftly acquired by Blackboard. As far as I know, Blackboard has killed the project and existing customers have to move over to Blackboard. If you try,, it now does a redirect to Blackboard. So much for Prometheus.