Learning Materials:

Material Type Title Overview Courses FOSS Area Tags Source
Book – Democratizing Innovation

Professor von Hippel explores how user-centered innovation processes offer great advantages over the manufacturer-centric innovation development systems that have been the mainstay of commerce for hundreds of years.

, Dr. Eric von Hippel
Slides – Intro to FOSS

Slides that accompany Marko Schütz’s book Intro to FOSS (http://teachingopensource.org/learning-material/book-intro-foss./) Text is a comprehensive overview of the business of FOSS. Chapters include FOSS application areas, Philosophy and History of FOSS, FOSS Development and Community, FOSS Business, Case Studies, FOSS Government and more.

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Book – Intro to FOSS

Comprehensive overview of the business of FOSS. Chapters include FOSS application areas, Philosophy and History of FOSS, FOSS Development and Community, FOSS Business, Case Studies, FOSS Government and more. Slides for the text: http://teachingopensource.org/learning-material/slides-intro-foss/

, , , , , , , , , Marko Schütz - University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez
A Fair(y) Use Tale

Professor Eric Faden of Bucknell University created this humorous, yet informative, review of copyright principles delivered through the words of the very folks we can thank for nearly endless copyright terms.

, , , , Dr. Eric Faden
Stallmans Crusade for Free Software

Free as in Freedom interweaves biographical snapshots of GNU project founder Richard Stallman with the political, social and economic history of the free software movement.

, , , O'Reilly
Intro to FOSS (Activity)

Learner will gain an introduction to Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), its philosophy, and how it might benefit students.

, FOSS, foss2serve
Intro to Copyright and Licensing (Activity)

Participants will explore different types of licenses frequently used by open source projects.

copyright, licensing, foss2serve
FOSS Politics Writing Activity

This activity helps student investigate politics within the open-source community.

Politics, foss2serve.org
Reflect on Learning from Failure (Framework)

We want students to understand how much they learn from their failures during the course instead of getting frustrated over it.

foss2serve.org
Finding the License

Student will review several pieces of software and find the licensing information.

license, licensing, foss2serve.org
Understanding Creative Commons

Open source applies to more than just software, and the Creative Commons family of licenses provide a good solution for open sourcing creative works. This module helps students understand the purpose of Creative Commons licenses and be comfortable with the different license choices available.

, creative commons, license, licensing, foss2serve.org
Choosing a License

Student will choose a license for a hypothetical software project based on criteria given.

, license, licensing, foss2serve.org
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