Open-Source Learning Content Management System
The „open“ in openLCMS has several meanings:
The main idea of openLCMS is to be a platform for sharing educational content and functionality. Documents and services can be published into the system, where they can be shared among partners.
The system needs to be easily extensible through publishable services. While openLCMS provides secure core functionality, most of the functionality will be implemented in the form of encapsulated services, which can be published as shared resources into the system. This allows introduction of new functionality without the need to implement the whole stack of storage, authentication, user interface, etc. openLCMS thus provides a platform for innovation in education.
openLCMS will be implemented as an open-source system. The concept of services allows the integration of other open-source projects with securely encapsulated functionality.
openLCMS will be organized as a consortium and governed by a shared board.