|Material Type||Title||Overview||Courses||FOSS Area||Tags||Source|
|Reference||Open Source Software: the Challenge Ahead||
For open source software, the real challenge lies ahead — taking free software to the mass market, to your grandparents, to your nieces and nephews, to your friends. If we are to be successful we need to articulate the audacious goals clearly and loudly – because that’s how the community process works best.
|CS0/Non-majors||Culture/Intellectual Property, Philosophy/Politics|
|Reference||Free as in Freedom: Richard Stallman’s 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.
|CS0/Non-majors, CS1/CS2/Data Structures||Culture/Intellectual Property, Philosophy/Politics||GNU, Stallman,|
|Learning Activity||Intro to FOSS (Activity)||
Learner will gain an introduction to Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), its philosophy, and how it might benefit students.
|Social Issues & Professional Practice||Culture/Intellectual Property, Philosophy/Politics||FOSS,||foss2serve|
|Learning Activity||FOSS Politics Writing Activity||
This activity helps student investigate politics within the open-source community.
|Social Issues & Professional Practice||Philosophy/Politics||Politics,||foss2serve.org|
|Learning Activity||Think for Good – Hacking Government Open Data||
Students will visit a government open data portal, assess the findability, readability, and usability of a data set, and articulate a strategy for improving the data set.
|CS0/Non-majors||Philosophy/Politics, Use & Evaluate||HFOSS, open data,||foss2serve.org|
|Learning Activity||Open Vs Proprietary Mock Debate||
A teacher holds a mock debate in-class around which software paradigm is superior, Open Source or Proprietary. Initially the students prepare for it through research and argument structuring. Afterwards, they hold the in-class debate, allowing each side to talk and rebut. The event could also beneficially take place on IRC chat.
|CS0/Non-majors, CS1/CS2/Data Structures||Advocacy, Culture/Intellectual Property, Philosophy/Politics||debate,||foss2serve.org|
|Learning Activity||Origins of Free Libre Software||
Students are offered some key and optional readings, whereupon they will be asked questions to answer. This can be given as homework, or as an in-class quiz. The questions are a mix of definitive and open-ended questions. Answers and grading-suggestions are given.
|CS0/Non-majors, CS1/CS2/Data Structures||Advocacy, Culture/Intellectual Property, Introduction, Philosophy/Politics||free software, libre software,||foss2serve.org|