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Re: [school-discuss] A product similar to Hot Potato
Re Hot Potatoes, I too have talked with those guys and received an
interesting reply about how much money they _don't_ make. I actually posted
it -- the reply -- to the schoolforge-core list when the list was new.
It's a great product and Steve Narmontas makes use of it for Manhattan --
still, it would be nice to have something GPL'ed or at least with a more open
license. However, they have made the code available and I think Steve's made
use of it for adaptations of his system.
teacher and it can be exported to a Web page. Hard to beat.
On Saturday 23 February 2002 12:03, you wrote:
> There is a reasonably good product called Hot Potato from UVic in
> Canada that helps teachers do assessments, grading etc. They do
> not have a Linux version and the company that now manages the
> product, Half-Baked Software (www.halfbakedsoftware.com) is not
> convinced that a Linux version will sell. Their model currently
> is to make the software free in return for the assessments created
> being placed on the web for all.
> I did contact their head honcho and his comment is that the Linux
> community only wants things for free and will not pay for anything.
> I hope to have convinced him that the community will pay so long
> as the product delivers what it promises and the data/file formats
> are kept open.
> I think the Hot Potato product is interesting for SchooForge members
> to look at and perhaps bringing to the Linux community.