Ask HN: Why is there no good open-source LMS?

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  • Sakai

    Sakai is a freely available, feature-rich technology solution for learning, teaching, research and collaboration. Sakai is an open source software suite developed by a diverse and global adopter community.

    I once TA-ed for the guy who runs https://www.sakailms.org/, I know his vision is to make a good opensource LMS, so you might be able to tell him what you are finding lacking in other projects.

    Dr Chuck is one of the top professors on Coursera, and I understand he's mostly using the money he makes on coursera to fund Sakai as a passion project.

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  • kolibri

    Kolibri Learning Platform: the offline app for universal education (by learningequality)

  • Tutor

    The Docker-based Open edX distribution designed for peace of mind

    I'm not an ops guy, but I know it was a constant source of trouble in our team and a large challenge to keep it running smoothly. For us it took 2-3 experienced engineers something like 2 years to have a stable and smoothly running production environment at scale.

    If you start from scratch today things may have gotten better. You might want to look at https://github.com/overhangio/tutor, I know Régis has been hard at work making it easier to run Open edX.

  • edX

    The Open edX LMS & Studio, powering education sites around the world!

    Have you looked at https://github.com/edx/edx-platform? It's one platform that's established and open source. It might not be lightweight enough for your needs though.

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