Monday, February 12, 2018

The Road Ahead

In October of 2017, I left the employment of Remote Learner. While I had technically not been working for them for almost two years, running Poet Open Source (previously The POET Group), my funding was coming directly from them. Our parting was civil, and they remain a company fully supportive of open source technologies such as Moodle and now Totara.

So where does that leave me? Well, I haven’t completely decided what I want to do with the rest of my life - but to be fair, I never really have. ;-)

I remain a firm believer in open source and its ability to strengthen, change and improve the world.

Since my discovery of open source software over fifteen years ago, and Moodle shortly after that, I have become a supporter and proponent of free ideas, open collaboration and sharing of results. I believe that open source ideals can be applied to almost any solution, innovation and need - not just software.

Going forward, I would like to see Poet Open Source grow as an organization that champions and helps move important projects forward, using open source methods and ideals. I would like to collaborate with and help organize like minded individuals and organizations. What and how Poet works on will be part of that journey.

Moodle will remain to be an important part of my and Poet’s journey; I continue to develop and maintain important Moodle plugins, and I am on the Moodle Users Association committee. But I also believe there is more Poet can do, and will strive to find and contribute to those things.

If you’re interested in the same and would like to join the discussion, drop me a line.