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Re: [school-discuss] [Open Admin] SIF/XML tools for Data Transfer.

Sun gave their ZIS to edustructures.com, with the stipulation that
edustructures hosted it in open source.  Edustructures branched the code and
created a commerical product, then dumped the open source version.  see
http://www.opensif.org  An open source project completely controlled by a
competing commerical vendor doesn't attract open source devs, and yet they
blamed the developer community.

You could try asking them for the project, put it in sourceforge, then it
will probably take off.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Les Richardson" <les@celery.richtech.ca>
To: <schoolforge-discuss@schoolforge.net>
Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2003 6:38 AM
Subject: [school-discuss] [Open Admin] SIF/XML tools for Data Transfer.

> Hi All,
> Here is Saskatchewan, Canada the province just outlined the new SDS
> (Student Data System) and school admin software (like my Open Admin)
> will have to "talk" to the provincial system via an XML dialect
> subsetted from SIF (School Interoperabilty Framework).
> Open Admin is written in perl and there are lots of XML modules and the
> LibWWW tools for the transport layer.
> However,I was just wondering if anyone has constructed a more "specific"
> solution to the SIF types of "transactions" etc. I don't really want to
> re-invent things if it already exists.
> The docs for this, if you're interested (and have the requisite MS tools
> to read), are at:
> http://www.sasked.gov.sk.ca/sds/xml
> They're putting them up in PDF as well; just not there yet.
> Les Richardson
> H. Hardcastle School