Desire2Learn win patent dispute with Blackboard
Finally the court case between Desire2Learn and Blackboard appears to have been resolved with Desire2Learn emerging as the deserving victor. This court case has been extremely protracted with Blackboard appearing to take every opportunity to prolong and exacerbate the case even turning down an opportunity in March 2009 to end the case and donate related costs to education related charities .
We at Webducate are extremely pleased with the final outcome and wish to express our thanks to Desire2Learn for standing up to the aggressive and objectionable behaviour of Blackboard. We feel that the e-learning community both commercial and open source will benefit from a significantly more open, innovative and competitive environment as a direct result of this outcome . This has only been realised because of the courage of Desire2Learn and their enormous investment of time and money in fighting this case.
So congratulations to the team at Desire2Learn and thank you!