Archive for 6th November 2012

Sakai / Jasig Consolidation Vote Passes

Here is a note from Ian Dolphin sent to the Sakai announcements list:

I would like to report the results of the recent ballots on the merger of the Sakai Foundation and Jasig.

Sakai
58 Members voted for the merger, 3 voted against, and 3 abstained. 13 Members did not register a vote.

Jasig
40 Members voted for the merger, 1 voted against, and 1 abstained. 5 Members did not register a vote

Thanks to organisational representatives in both organisations who took the time to appreciate the issues and cast their vote. Minutes of the teleconferences which took place last week, together with a voting record, will be made available shortly.

We will now proceed with the remaining legal steps to bring the two organisations together as the Apereo Foundation. Further announcements of progress will be made in coming weeks.

This is an exciting development and I think lays the groundwork for a significantly stronger higher education participation in open source activities in the long term.