Name: Sakai Portal Tools


STFC has assembled a suite of software tools in the form of portlets which will execute in the Sakai portal framework. This work was done with support from the Economic and Social Research Council and Joint Infrastructure Systems Committee.

The Sakai Portal Tools comprises:

The current list of tools, including a description, example and name of authors, is documented on the Sakai VRE Project Web site


  • STFC: Rob Allan, Xiaobo Yang, Xiao Dong Wang, David Meredith
  • Lancaster: Rob Crouchley, Adrian Fish
  • Portsmouth/ Reading: Mark Baker, Rahim Lakhoo

The Sakai Portal Tools are subject to licensing as follows:

  1. applications and libraries distributed in source code, that the Licensee may use free of charge for Academic Purposes, subject to the terms of clauses 2.1-2.4 of the STFC Public Source Licence Agreement;
  2. applications and libraries distributed in source code, that the Licensee may use, free of charge, subject to the terms of the LGPL or the GPL; and
  3. third party software that is included in the Sakai Portal Toolsand that is licensed by a third party on that third party's terms and conditions.


the Sakai Portal Tools: the Portlets and Libraries distributed by STFC from time to time as part of the Sakai VRE or any e-Research portal derived from it, except the GNU Software and the Third Party Software;

the Sakai Portal Tools Web site: the web site with the URL and any web site that from time to time replaces that web site

the Current Release: each tool has a separate release number as documented on the Web site, the licence shall cover that and all later versions that STFC decides may be used under this Agreement;

the Repository: the definitive location of the source code comprising the Software and its Current Release is to be found at URL

the Software: the suite of programs known as Sakai Portal Tools, comprising the GNU Software, the Sakai Portlets and Libraries and the Third Party Software;

the Third Party Software: the Sakai portal framework which is licensed under the Educational Community Licence (ECL)

Topic revision: r1 - 25 Jan 2008 - RobAllan
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