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Leadership Position within Higher Education
As the era of downloading and installing software shifts toward utilizing cloud-based
services the traditional concepts of open source and the underlying open source
communities that produce software is also shifting, in some cases quite dramatically.
As a result of this shift, higher education has seen the emergence of new “cloud-based”
open source models such as KualiCo and Instructure/Canvas which have commercial
companies leading software development as well as hosting cloud-based services using
that software. Although technically still “open source” as they release most of their
code under open licenses, in these models the commercial entities have opted to not
release key pieces of their systems as means to place barriers to others deploying and
hosting on their own. For example, in both the case of KualiCo and Instructure, code
related to running multi-tenant systems, which is crucial if you wish to host a cloud
service yourself, are not released under open licenses.