Open Source Does Not Mean FreeI constantly come across clients who seem to be very impressed by the free tag that Moodle comes with. It is both disappointing and funny at the same time. What clients fail to realize, initially at least, is that there’s no such thing as ‘free lunch’. And there will never be. I think clients falsely associate open source with being free, and that lures clients to products like Moodle. Only over a period of time do they understand the total cost of ownership of Moodle – servers, development resources, and license fees disguised as administration charges. And I believe that there are several license based LMS products out there, which would actually be cheaper than Moodle on total cost of ownership basis. Go explore for your benefit!

We’ve written about this in more detail earlier. But there’s no harm in repeating a good message.

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Amit is a mobile learning aficionado. An avid learner of mobile and technology himself, he helps organisations understand and implement mLearning. He also helps them in taking wiser decisions in eLearning by leveraging his 16+ years experience in the learning solutions domain.

At Upside Learning, Amit is the 'ideas man'. He guides the Custom Learning Solutions and Sales teams for Europe, the UK and Asia Pacific markets, and is a prime idea generator for the Marketing team.

He shares his thoughts, knowledge and insights on technology and learning on Upside Learning's blog and has co–authored an eBook on mLearning.

He was listed amongst the top ten eLearning movers and shakers for 2013 and 2014 in the World list, was on top of the Australia-Pacific list for 2013 and 2014, and continues to be ranked amongst the top ten in 2015 and 2016.

Amit holds an Engineering degree (IIT – Kharagpur) and Management degree (XLRI – Jamshedpur), and has earlier worked in Process and Automotive industries.