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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."

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