Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Open Source Software Course, Canberra, April 2009

Mr Robert (Bob) EdwardsDr.; Andrew TridgellAndrew "Tridge" Tridgell and Bob "The Builder" Edwards are running the course "Free and Open Source Software Development" (COMP8440) at the ANU in Canberra, starting 14 April 2009. Dr. Tridgell is best know as the author of Samba. Mr Edwards is known for the international award winning "Bunyip" supercomputer, designed and built in Canberra. Both are also known for hacking the TiVo. The course is open who just want to do it as a one off, as well as part of postgraduate courses at ANU. This course will not be easy and not your usual Powerpoint corporate training, but you have to climb the mountain to sit at the feet of the Guru. ;-)

ANU College of

Free & Open Source Software (FOSS)

The ANU Department of Computer Science is offering a Masters of Computing (five day intensive) course scheduled for Autumn 2009 (April).

Lecturers: Dr. Andrew Tridgell & Mr. Bob Edwards

Want to learn how FOSS development works? Are you interested in the technical, legal and social aspects of the free software community? If so, then this could be the course for you...

About the course

This course aims to teach students about FOSS in a very practical manner. Students will learn about FOSS by studying and participating in real projects, with practical tutorial sessions making up most of the course time. The course will be run over five intensive days at the ANU in Canberra, and will be led by a lecturer with 20 years
of experience in developing FOSS software. Interspersed with the practical sessions will be a series of lectures explaining important aspects of FOSS development, including topics such as:
  • The history of FOSS
  • How FOSS communities are organised and governed
  • How the development cycle works
  • How FOSS licenses work
  • legal issues faced by FOSS projects
  • Source code control systems
  • Bug tracking and quality control

Program Information

Want more info?

T: 02 6125 0677 E:

ANU CRICOS Provider Number 00120C

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