|FROM ||Ruben Safir
|SUBJECT ||Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Facebook supports open-source software course
|On Mon, Dec 02, 2013 at 03:58:48PM -0500, einker wrote:
> Facebook supports open-source software course
> By Bill Steele
> A new course at Cornell, ?Open-Source Software Engineering,? created in
> cooperation with Facebook, gives students practical experience working on
> real-world software development and collaborating with teams around the
> Cornell is one of about two dozen universities, all leaders in computer
> science, invited to participate in Facebook?s ?Open Academy? program to
> bring open-source software into the classroom. Open-source projects are
> created and managed by teams of volunteers who make their code available to
> the public; anyone can submit changes or improvements.
I just don't know what to make of this. We have tread these waters but
thinking of facebook as the champion of academic freesoftware ... that
is a tough sell.