Educational programs that teach Open Source
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- Open Source Software Practice course at RPI: Elective course for graduates and undergraduates at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Since 2007. All materials shared under Creative Commons By Attribution license.
- Free Technology Academy: Master degree in Free Software technologies and related courses, with support of the European Commison and certificated by the Open University of Catalunya (Spain), Open University (The Netherlands) and University of Agder (Norway). Free licensed coursebooks: http://ftacademy.org/materials
- Master course on libre software at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. Materials: Introduction to libre software (in Spanish) (in English). Contact: Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona
- Master on libre software (edition in Vigo, Spain edition in Madrid, Spain). Most materials (slides) are in English. Contact: Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona
- Proposal for a postgraduate curriculum on libre software. Contact: Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona
- MoLOS group for discussion about curricula for postgraduate studies on libre software (specially focused on the European Higher Education Space, but also interested in other contexts). Contact: Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona
- Open Source Class for senior student at Computer Engineering of Cheju National University in Korea since 2007.
- Mozilla open source module - CS3108 at School of Computing in National University of Singapore. Contact: Gary Kwong
- Opportunities and risks of open source software in the Public Sector One day training course run by Headstar Training with Positive Internet, London, UK.
- Linux and Unix System Administration (Wiki) program at Seneca College - Graduate certificate in the administration of Open Source systems. Participants work within the Fedora Open Source community.
- Seneca Open Source Courses - Professional option courses in the BSD (Bachellor of Software Development) and CPA/CTY (programming and computer technology diploma) programs. Students work within the Mozilla, OpenOffice.org, Fedora, Eclipse, and other communities during these courses. Courses include Open Source Development/Topics in Open Source DPS909/OSD600 and the continuation course DPS911/OSD700 and Software Build and Release SBR600.
- GWU CSci193 - Development of Open Source Software. Students investigate the design, process, and culture of open-source software development, with many specifics and anecdotes from Mozilla.org's browser project. They examine cross-platform development and testing as well as some unique quirks of open source which impact the development process: geographic dispersal, social and team dynamics, and a multitude of licenses (GPL, BSD, etc). Also covered are development tools for working in large-scale systems as well as project management techniques (CVS, Bugzilla, release-management, mailing-lists).
- Open Source Software Practice (since 2007) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute This course is a mix of the philosophy, ethics, business models, and software process relative to open source software development. The class includes group projects where students implement software using a open source software process.
- Humanitarian FOSS Project Courses The H-FOSS project is an NSF-funded effort to revitalize undergraduate computing education by getting students engaged in building FOSS that serves the public good. The project has offered a number of different courses at various curricular levels. The project also supports a Summer Internship Program.
- Open Source class at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley This course strikes a balance between technical and business issues and has been taught regularly since 2006. The 2010 version is being made available on a public website. Contact: Tony Wasserman
- Undergraduate Capstone Open Source Projects UCOSP is a Canadian (for now) program that puts students from different universities together to work on open source projects for a semester. Students learn first-hand what distributed development is like and use a mix of agile and open source processes under the supervision of a faculty or industry lead. Contact Andrew Louis: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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