Unless it seems like a senseless endeavor, we're intending to put together patches for the server applications discussed in re: Ubuntu's school in a box blueprint.
I'm hard pressed to justify doing it justify doing just so we can say it's been done. It seems, however, like the easier we can make deploying education technology, the more time educators and school administrators can spend looking for creative and efficient ways to put these open-source technologies to work. The downside I have in focus right now is that several of the server applications on the list aren't in the repos.
In any event, Mahara is in the repos and it looks like powerful stuff. Jerel, one of our seniors, is particularly keen on some of its features. So unless there's a compelling reason not to begin down this course, we'll begin work on a Mahara patch presently.
Feedback of course is welcome and even craved after.