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Courses that include open source

Academic centers around Open Source

  • Rensselaer Center for Open Source – RCOS – RCOS’ goal is to provide a creative, intellectual and entrepreneurial outlet for students to use the latest open-source software platforms to develop applications that solve societal problems.
  • UC Santa Clara Center for Research in Open Source Software – CROSS leverages student research to create the next generation leadership in the open source software community. Proximity to Silicon Valley allows CROSS to match world class research expertise with leading tech experts. CROSS draws from this expertise to choose projects that will have maximum real world impact. Projects are mentored and guided by a team of experts chosen specifically to best ensure success.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology Free and open Source Software and Free Culture Minor – Intended for students who want to develop a deep understanding of the processes, practices, technologies, financial, legal, and societal impacts of open source. The minor includes a set of computing and liberal arts courses that explore these aspects through research, analysis, and participation in these communities via the creation of digital cultural artifacts and team-driven software projects.
  • Open@RIT – An initiative at Rochester Institute of Technology dedicated to supporting all kinds of “open work,” including — but not limited to — open source software, open data, open hardware, open educational resources, Creative Commons licensed work, and open research. 
  • Brandeis Certificate in Open Source Technology Management (OSTM) – Certificate comprised of micro-courses that equip you with understanding of open source policies, programs and values so you  can ensure an organization’s OSS investments produce the desired benefits. Each micro-course may be completed in approximately five to seven hours per week.
  • Johns Hopkins Open Source Programs Office – The JHU OSPO represents a foundational effort to develop a model for universities to engage more effectively with the open source community and to foster greater social impact through partnerships with individuals, community centers, companies, and government. Furthermore, it represents the framework from which universities can build upon the university pillars of research, education, and translation, especially as it relates to social impact.

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