WebCT, 'Powerlinks', PHP Wiki & Open Source Robbery

Written by James
08
Jun

Well, if you’re into this sort of thing then this will come as probably no surprise but at considerable interest nonetheless.

Looks like WebCT ‘PowerLinks’ (got I hate their naming!) allow for:

“Open the WebCT system to deliver end-user access to:
-Custom in-house applications
Open source extensions
-Other third-party applications” [my emphasis]

In particular, “PhpWiki Integration

Now you don’t have to go through the entire 1.75 MB powerpoint (although you can if you really want to) but the essence is that WebCT, as far as I can tell, are now ‘integrating’ and are planning to integrate a huge swathe of open source tools essentially into WebCT so you can kiss your independent sandpit / development goodbye…. why would you want it when the ‘One Great Solution’ can provide it for everyone.

Somebody please tell me that they haven’t gone near WordPress… please.

This is how we wreck it.

And I swear there was a note of gloat in the admin who just conveyed this news to me… we shall see… we shall see!

Oh and in case I didn’t make it clear enough, news is that they have now implemented it….