Blackboard Patent Pledge

It is nice to know that outrage (and some increasingly unequivocal evidence that Blackboard would find it very difficult to defend their ludicrous patent against an outraged community) and the plummeting popularity of BlackCT has had an effect on the People from the Dark Side. So we can now all breathe a collective sigh of relief and carry on developing the things that we were developing before Blackboard appeared on the scene and claimed that our ideas belonged to them. Meanwhile, BlackCT appear to be saints (unless you happen to work for a company against which they are launching a law suit, of course).
Created:Thu, 01 Feb 2007 05:22:26 GMT

Posted: January 31, 2007, 10:22 pm

I am a professional learner, employed as a Full Professor and Associate Dean, Learning & Assessment, at Athabasca University, where I research lots of things broadly in the area of learning and technology, and I teach mainly in the School of Computing & Information Systems. I am a proud Canadian, though I was born in the UK. I am married, with two grown-up children, and three growing-up grandchildren. We all live in beautiful Vancouver.

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