Michael Leboeuf, a universally renowned business author and consultant, has said that “a satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all.” When it comes to open source systems, it’s questionable whether those satisfied will indeed later become customers. Are open source learning management systems a good business strategy?
Learning management systems in general are based on different types of development platforms, ranging from Java EE based infrastructures to Microsoft.NET. Although most learning management systems are commercial and usually have pricey software licenses or restricted source code access, free and open source models are out there, and are increasing in importance. Coggno is one accessible LMS with a rapidly growing user base.