FOSS Community Structures

Material Category: Learning Activity
Course Categories: CS0/Non-majors | CS1/CS2/Data Structures | Social Issues & Professional Practice | Software Engineering & Process |
FOSS Categories: Culture/Intellectual Property | Introduction |


We refer to FOSS culture or community (singular), but every project is its own community, and has its own rules, processes, and norms. This POGIL activity explores some elements, structures, and principles that are common across many (not all) FOSS and HFOSS communities.
After successfully completing this activity, the learner should be able to:
* Describe and give multiple examples of organizations with a pyramidal structure.
* Describe roles in a typical FOSS project, and how people transition between roles.
* Describe the common motivations for FOSS participants.


Source: Clif Kussmaul

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