[Portfolio] Lazy Consensus: OSP disposition in Sakai 10

Neal Caidin neal.caidin at apereo.org
Fri Feb 14 05:50:06 PST 2014

[sakai-dev, portfolio, pedagogy, sakai-users]

Hey all,

I apologize in advance if this proposal already was passed, but it is 
not clear to me, so for the record, I thought I would send out a quick 
proposal under the lazy consensus process so we can wrap this up.

OSP in Sakai 10 Proposal: The Sakai release team will disable the 
Portfolio site type. Existing portfolio sites still will be able to add 
OSP tools, but users will not be able to create new portfolio sites in 
the default Sakai distribution. Re-enabling the creation of portfolio 
sites will require a configuration change and re-deploy. Alternately, an 
admin user could change the site type in the Sites tool to convert newly 
created sites to portfolio sites. [1]

Rationale: The OSP portfolio tool plays an important role at a number of 
institutions. However resources for developing, maintaining and QA 
testing of the OSP tool set have become scarce as the community starts 
to focus on other, more up-to-date open source options, especially 
Project Karuta [2], an LTI tool. Therefore, we probably do not want 
institutions new to Sakai adopting OSP, when the support for this tool 
is not strong. It is likely that OSP will not be a part of Sakai 11 and 
for this reason, should not be promoted as a preferred tool in Sakai 
10.  It should stay fully in Sakai 10 core in order to provide time for 
institutions to plan their next stage in managing their portfolio 

Lazy consensus:
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to comment.  +1 indicates approval 
and silence indicates consent. Only a member of the PMC (Project 
Management Committee) can block the proposal. All comments must be 
submitted by close of business (your time zone) on Tuesday, February 18, 

[1] Jira to track the work to disable the Portfolio site type - 
[2] Project Karuta - 


Neal Caidin
Sakai Community Coordinator
Apereo Foundation
neal.caidin at apereo.org
Skype me! (but let me know in advance for the first interaction) - nealkdin

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