ADRENNA: I think this is new news and hasn't been posted here, something for your LMS watchers. "Blackboard Founder Plans to Alter Course of eLearning History Again, Through Leading Open Source Initiative"
The Gilfus group has bought Adrenna.
This now explains their biased and chaotic post earlier this year and the choppy and sad reposts in LinhedIn. (http://www.gilfuseducationgroup.com/drupal-lms-to-replace-moodle-sakai-instructure-blackboard) At the time I could not understand how such an emotive and biased post appeared on a website such as the Gilfus group.
They obviously have been planning this takeover for a while.
They expect to have a download available next year in the first quarter. I must say I like Drupal. I wonder what Adrenna be like? The latest version of Drupal had a whole bunch of plugins added into the core. The work to install Drupal has been greatly reduced.
BLACKBOARD: Staff layoffs. From last month http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/blog/techflash/2013/09/blackboard-layoffs.html