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Benefits to Student Involvement in Open Source

TO DO: Need several paragraphs here discussing benefits and drawbacks and links to existing pubs.


  • Are motivated to learn!
  • Gain a professional network
  • Get experience with a real, complex code base
  • Understand how computing works in the real world
  • Learn professional skills such as communication, collaboration and critical thinking
  • Learn about open source software and culture

Open source projects:

  • Gain new contributors
  • Gain relationships with academia
  • Expand the use of open source