RIT HFOSS Development

Course Categories: Software Engineering & Process |
FOSS Categories: Culture/Intellectual Property | HFOSS |
Tags: OLPC | Sugar Lab |

Course Name: IGME-582 Humanitarian Free/Open Source Software Development

Institution: Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Instructor: D. Joe Anderson (formerly Remy DeCausemaker)

Term: Current

Pre-Requisites: Third year standing (RIT is a 5-year coop school)

Course Overview:

This course will introduce students to the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and Open Content movements, to the open source development process, and to the open questions of the efficacy of technology in the classroom.

Students will learn FOSS process and Tools with class projects that support the One Laptop Per Child community by creating content and software for free distribution to students and teachers around the world. The OLPC project is driven by a world-wide community–one that students in HFOSS will become part of.

See also https://fossrit.github.io ongoing updates about the various facets of FOSS work at RIT.

Link: https://github.com/ritjoe/hfoss/

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