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FW: Sakai 3: A proposal and request for input


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From: Walsh, John F
Sent: Monday, December 15, 2008 1:45 PM
To: 'Michael Korcuska'; '[hidden email]'
Cc: Chambers, Sara J; Watkins, Karen; Wheeler, Bradley C
Subject: RE: Sakai 3: A proposal and request for input

I'll augment Brad's note by saying that IU will be providing development resources in addition to Lance's personal work effort.  Karen Watkins, the newly appointed  manager of the Sakai development team at IU, working with Sara Chambers, Lance and myself will look to Michael and others in the community to guide us as to how best to assign those resources.
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Barry Walsh
Associate Vice President, Enterprise Software, UITS
Indiana University
Poplars 508, Bloomington, IN 47405
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From: Wheeler, Bradley C [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Monday, December 15, 2008 8:23 AM
To: Michael Korcuska; advocacy
Subject: RE: Sakai 3: A proposal and request for input

I'll add that Indiana University is supportive of this community conversation and the evolving direction for Sakai 3.  After I saw the preview of the direction and had a chance to discuss with John Norman at the Kuali Days conference, IU decided to support this by assigning Lance Speelmon to help resource the work beginning in January 2009.

--Brad
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IU Vice President for IT & CIO, Dean, and Professor
Indiana University, +1 812.855.3478 http://ovpit.iu.edu



From: Michael Korcuska [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Monday, December 15, 2008 6:53 AM
To: [hidden email] Developers; Sakai QA; Sakai UX; [hidden email]; sakai-user; [hidden email]; advocacy
Subject: Sakai 3: A proposal and request for input


(Sorry for the aggressive cross-posting, but I'm sure this is of broad
interest.)

Greetings,

As you may have heard, a number of contributors in the Sakai community
have begun talking about, and even working on, something being called
"Sakai 3". Sakai 3 would be a new version of Sakai representing
significant change to the end-user experience and, likely, the
underlying technology. The beginnings of this conversation go back to
the Paris conference, at least, but have recently begun to take a more
specific direction and garner some momentum. It is definitely time,
therefore, to provide a substantive update about these activities. We
also have a desire for input on the vision and want to invite
participation in both the conversations and the work. The attached
document describes the rationale for Sakai 3 and strives to give a
sense of the changes in user experience and technology it would bring.
I encourage everyone interested in Sakai's future development to read
it.

This is an extremely important time for Sakai, both as a product and a
community. Personally, I feel that the vision described by Sakai 3 is
compelling and that it is worth a collective effort to move in that
direction as quickly as practical. But, as you know, the Sakai
Foundation does not control the direction of the Sakai software. So,
as always, it is up to the community to determine how quickly we head
in which direction. To that end, we would like to initiate a
community conversation about the idea of Sakai 3 and the timing for
building/deploying it. While I've irresponsibly cross posted, I'd ask
that you direct general discussions about Sakai 3 to the *advocacy*
list. Technical topics, of course, can cross post to *sakai-dev*.

I've also built a "Sakai 3 Vision" site on the Sakai 3 experimental
server (http://3akai.sakaiproject.org). It contains the same content
as the attached PDF. It also contains several poll questions about
Sakai 3. It would be terrific if you could take a minute to respond to
the poll questions (after reading the content, please!). You can find
instructions for creating an account and joining the Sakai 3 Vision
site on page 10 of the PDF. The pages in the Sakai 3 site are open for
comment as well. And, of course, feel free to send me an email if
you'd like.

Finally, a few of caveats:
1. The experimental server for Sakai 3 is a development box. It
doesn't represent a final design and there are many bugs and
unimplemented features. The features and bugs will change on a regular
basis. And it could be that this email results in more load on that
server that it is ready for :-). Caveat emptor!
2. If a sufficient group decides Sakai 3 should move forward at the
pace described in the document, we are likely to try to pull together
a more organized development effort. So stay tuned for more
information on what that will look like or, better yet, send your
suggestions to the list. We want feedback from everyone, though, so
don't hesitate to tell us what you think regardless of whether you
think you'll be able to participate in design and development.
3. The ideas described in the document is not mine. It represents my
effort to document the thinking of a group of Sakai community members.
As the saying goes: Anything you find compelling is theirs, any
mistakes or lack of clarity are mine.

I hope you like the proposal for a Sakai 3. If you don't like it,
though, I certainly hope you'll tell us why.

Best regards,

Michael

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Michael Korcuska
Executive Director, Sakai Foundation
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phone: +1 510-931-6559
mobile (US): +1 510-599-2586
mobile (FR): +33 (0)6 31 11 58 97
skype: mkorcuska


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