Python courseware leveraging Flask and OpenShift
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This is an enormous cleanup and rename of HFLOSSK, and things will break at least temporarily. Old history will disappear. Just be aware. - ryansb 11/21/14


This repository is an experiment to use Flask, Mako, and Bootstrap to make a website for courses on Free/Open Source Software at RIT.

This courseware and its predecessors have been used by 4 previous professors, who've run the course 5 separate times. Those profs are:

  • Stephen Jacobs
  • Dave Shein (x2)
  • Ralph Bean
  • Justin Sherrill


Docs are available on ReadTheDocs



All tests are run using tox. To run the tests

$ virtualenv --no-site-packages -p python2 ofcourse_env
$ . ofcourse_env/bin/activate
$ pip install tox
$ tox

Tests check validity of all yaml, and the keys in any student yaml files. Tests also checks that code conforms to PEP8.


Copyright 2013 Remy DeCausemaker

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.