The LMS component in Open edX is the stuff that actually provides a learning platform to students, including the courseware itself, a discussion forum, a wiki, and everything else you need for an immersive learning experience. In our own hastexo Academy environment, it of course also loads the hastexo XBlock to interface with arbitrarily complex, on-demand lab environments.
Being a new contributor to Open edX, this obviously involves jumping through yet another Contributor Agreement process. Here's to hoping this gets resolved quickly.
This article originally appeared on my blog on the
hastexo.com website (now defunct).