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Re: [school-discuss] SIF versus other initiatives
> > I agree that we should ignore SIF and work on open source
> > applications.
Perhaps "ignore" is too strong a phrase. It's simply a matter of
priorities... when building a new house, the priority is to get a roof
over the head and not to worry about the color of the walls in the master
SIF is used to help large or small applications intercommunicate. One
_could_ build an entire application around a series of applets using
this approach. However, it is normally used (is it used?) for large
applications to talk to each other. It is also not a really simple thing
to be able to build an app to talk to a ZIS (when we have an O/S one)
from reading over the SIF specs.
So, I would say that we don't forget about SIF, it's just good to be
aware of its existence and while designing your applications, to "give a
nod" in the SIF direction.
I have to add features to Open Admin for Schools to talk to our
provincial student data system (SDS) using a subset of SIF features, so
these ideas are certainly important ones for all developers working in
the education area.