Hooker: Teaching Free Software In Schools/Colleges
Oct 20, 2006, 11:15 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Hooker)
"As more companies are moving towards open source and free
software programming practices, I was thinking about how schools
and 6th Form colleges could teach programming students the benefits
of developing free software, over propietary applications--without
being too biased.
"As a univeristy student that does a lot of programming, I
really don't see the benefits of doing the same assignments over
and over again. We get given the spec... we plan it, code it,
document it, and test it... over and over again..."