Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Open Knowledge Initiative
The Open Knowledge Initiative started at MIT in 2001 with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. O.K.I. completed its first phase in July 2003 with delivery of the following:
A set of specifications that define interactions between educational software modules, programs, and systems within and across institutions
Open source code for a reference implementation of each specification, with documentation of the architectural assumptions that underlie the specifications
Open source code demonstrating the application of OSIDs to achieve service level interoperability