About two weeks ago I posted about the Blackboard patent on what amounts to the LMS in theory and practice. Many of my colleagues have been sending me links that they have come across and I thought that in the interest of developing a reading list for those interested, that I would include them here. The comments in many of these articles are perhaps the most compelling reading.
Bear in mind that I cannot attest to whatever bias these authors may introduce in their arguments.
* Ironic considering the Web 2.0 brouhaha from last spring.
Other interesting sites include those collecting prior art in an effort to provide evidence that might serve to invalidate the patent.
And one of the most passionate discussions is occuring on the Moodle Forum. You do need to register in order to view/participate but for those interested in getting involved, this appears to be the place.
From Boston.com – Patent fight rattles academic computing (08/27/06)