On Teaching Open Source Development
Jun 04, 2010, 10:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)
[ Thanks to Jim
Lynch for this link. ]
"One of the constants in my interactions with the Linux
and open source communities is that they--all of them--are out
there, in the big wide world, while I remain ensconced in my
fortress of solitude here in Northern Indiana.
"It's a comforting illusion--but one that's being shattered this
week as the best and brightest of the open source community are
here, attending the 6th International Conference on Open Source
Systems at the University of Notre Dame. Luminaries like Greg
DeKoenigsberg, Larry Augustin, Joe Brockmeier, and Andy Updegrove
are making appearances at this gathering of academics who are
studying the processes and procedures of open source software.
"The world has come to my door, which is just plain weird--like
the 1968 episode of Batman when Caped Crusaders went to England.
Everything was different, yet the same."