.LRN is an entirely user-driven project and the consortium is our mechanism for self-governance, coordination, and ongoing development.
.LRN is built using OpenACS (Open Architecture Community System), an advanced enterprise framework for building scalable, community-oriented web applications. The OpenACS "core" has been in development for nearly a decade, with an investment of tens of millions of dollars of developer time and effort. That's longer than Linux!
The OpenACS Core Team (OCT), who are elected by the OpenACS community, make technical decisions affecting the core.
OpenACS' governance procedures are described in the OpenACS web site. You can learn more about the OpenACS and .LRN technology in the developer section of this web site.