The audience was deliberately twofold. Yes, there was an attempt to consolidate and codify the values we held in common for internal audiences, but also an attempt to engage the audience that hangs on the periphery of involvement in open source in Higher Ed. By making it (I hope) something of a manifesto in addition to a clear statement of shared values, we wanted the document to face outwards - to begin to paint the picture of the new Foundation as an effective advocate for open source. Make sense?
Executive Director, Sakai Foundation
In the consolidation of administrative functions, I infer that one
change on the Sakai side would be less direct responsibility on the
part of Foundation staff for execution in any particular project, and
by implication more responsibility for institutions to step up: for
example, to get timely releases out the door with the testing,
documentation, and code management that implies.