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Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)

This course teaches principles and economic underpinnings of free and open source software in classic lecture form.



Class sessions

Open source basics

  • Course introduction
  • Overview and history
  • Intellectual property
  • Corporate governance
  • Project communities
  • Engineering processes
  • Development tooling
  • Inner source

Open source economics

  • The software industry
  • Developer foundations
  • User-led foundations
  • Service and support firms
  • Open source distributors
  • Single-vendor open source
  • Labor economics
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