Looking At Clouds from All Sides Now
2010, EDUCAUSE Review
Bradley C. Wheeler, R. N. Katz, E. C. Harel, A. K. Keehn, M. King, J. Kossuth, D. Wesemann
In the September 24, 2004, information technology supplement to the Chronicle of Higher Education, Ira Fuchs, then vice president of the Mellon Foundation, argued that meeting the long-term software needs of higher education required the creation of a coordinating body reminiscent of Bellcore, the telecom industry cooperative designed to set standards and conduct R&D. Supported financially by a large number of colleges and universities, Fuchs's "Educore" would coordinate the development and maintenance of open-source software for the benefit of higher education, giving universities and colleges "the security they seek, but rarely find, in their relationships with corporate partners — who can raise prices and maintenance fees suddenly, or stop producing or supporting programs with little warning."
Katz, R. N, E. C. Harel, A. K. Keehn, M. King, J. Kossuth, D. Wesemann, and B. Wheeler (2010), "Looking At Clouds from All Sides Now," EDUCAUSE Review, Vol. 45, No. 3, May/June, pp. 32-45.