Forum .LRN Q&A: Response to dotLRN on .NET

6: Response to dotLRN on .NET (response to 1)
Posted by Alfred Essa on
Let me also state a fundamental belief that I have as an individual. Here I am not speaking for MIT, but as an individual. While I strongly believe in markets, it's also our fundamental obligation to ensure that the core infrastructure and tools for eLearning be made available as part of the commons (i.e. opensource). Basic electronic tools for teaching, learning, and collaboration must be freely available. This idea is stated as the first principle on the dotLRN web site: "The commitment to opensource emphasizes our belief that the core infrastructure and application suite for eLearning should be part of the "intellectual commons" and freely available to all."