Frappe LMS is an easy-to-use, open-source Learning Management System. With this app, we aim to provide a distraction-free teaching and learning experience. The app has a simple backend and a clean UI to ensure that the user's focus remains only on what's important.
It all started with a vision of Mon platforms for FOSS United. We all know that a majority of tech-based solutions are owned by large private organizations. If we interact with these platforms, there is a high chance that we may face interference and manipulation in the name of ads and tracking. The vision for mon platforms is to provide community-run alternatives to these privately owned platforms.
Now, what better way to start with this initiative than with something that focuses on sharing knowledge and learning. The team at FOSS United decided to start with Mon.School, a learning platform that would publish courses on programming, which are easy and fun to learn.
The next decision to be made was about the app for this platform. We looked online for Open Source LMS and the most popular one was Moodle. So, we decided to check it out. Our experience was not good. The UI was dull. The interface was crowded with a lot of elements. We weren't able to add simple components without getting lost. This was not the kind of LMS we wanted.
At Frappe, we believe in first principles. Just because there is a popular way to do things, we believe it is not always the best. We even wrote our web framework. And so, it was decided that we will build our own LMS app.
Frappe is a remote technology company committed to building world-class open-source software products and services. For the past 14 years, alongside our wonderful community, we have been providing and promoting free and open-source software through multiple channels.
FOSS United Foundation
FOSS United Foundation is a registered non-profit founded in 2020, dedicated to the cause of building Free and Open Source (FOSS) projects and communities in India. The foundation was started as a collaboration between the teams at Frappe and Zerodha.