Dokeos 1.8.6 Beta… is it out already?

Hehe… Should I announce it or should I keep it quiet a little bit more? 🙂 The beta is now available for download from the Dokeos repository: http://www.dokeos.com/download/dokeos-1.8.6-beta.zip There has been an enormous amount of work on this version. If…

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IT salaries in France in 2008

It’s generally difficult to find statistics or any kind of benchmark of salaries in IT. Indexel has given us one for year 2008. You’ll find a table at the end of the article with the average salary per type of…

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Only 10 days since campus cleanup, and yet…

I just checked the statistics quickly for the campus.dokeos.com portal. We’ve cleaned up the portal completely on the 12th of October, and yet… we have already reached 1400 courses and 13000 users. campus.dokeos.com is provided as a free service to…

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Dokeos – Drupal module, first version available

2014 update: The team that used to work on Dokeos has moved in 2010 to Chamilo, a fork of the first which focuses on keeping its free software nature intact (which is now at least twice as popular). The Drupal…

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October Statistics

A few statistics from our database in early October 2008, from our version check script that sends a little (anonymous data to www.dokeos.com, as explained on the Dokeos admin page: Total number of portals registered (some of them might be…

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Dokeos in Machu Picchu

As I was in Cusco the other week to hold a few speeches at a 3 days conference, I took the opportunity to go to Machu Picchu. This time, I managed to walk to the Intipunku (la Puerta del Sol,…

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Is respecting GPL too complicated?

I’ve had a bunch of hunches recently about companies abusing the licensing terms of Dokeos by officially declaring (but only verbally so far) that their product (being Dokeos, but not officially) is not open-source software. The GPL licensing makes it…

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Renaming things in a piece of software with users with habits

One of the terrible things that happen for users, from time to time, is that their usual actions are suddendly made completely unusual by a change of version, because the name (nothing else) of their favourite feature has been changed….

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Free campus integrates OpenID

I forgot to mention that in the past, but the free campus (http://campus.dokeos.com) now integrates OpenID recognition. To use it (if you already have an account on the free campus and an OpenID), just log into the campus, go to…

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The worst web pages in the world

http://www.webpagesthatsuck.com/the-worst-web-page-in-the-world/ Today, the worst one is not really that bad, but the next one (marked as epileptic NASA site) is really good (or should I say really bad…?)

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