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JoshJ writes "The Georgia Institute of Technology's contract with WebCT expires in December 2007. Tech's Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning decided to move to Sakai, an opensource alternative. ""We had a committee that evaluated over the summer whether or not to go with Vista, and since we're already paying for WebCT we didn't want to go with another licensed, proprietary solution because they're all pretty much the same," Donna Llewyn (director of CETL) said. She continued, ""We no longer have to go to a vendor and be held over a barrel. We can hire programmers and make it work for us. It's definitely an advantage that we can make it fit what we need." The full story can be found here."