5C - Open Source Communities: why, how, and ethos - Spring 2021 IT Pro Forum
From ITPF Zoom3 on 06/2/2021
While the benefits of Open Source collaboration are self-evident, the path to success in such an environment is less obvious. To better understand this path, we will revisit the practice and foundational ideas of open-source communities, particular with respect to open-source in an academic environment. In doing so, we will also revisit the rationale for building around open-source architectures. As a mode of development and social interaction, open-source is fundamentally different from the norms of the Corporation and the University. This requires a conceptual shift for which we will advocate. For example, a significant component of open-source involvement in a University setting involves developing a pedagogical focus that can promote and germinate open-source culture. In conclusion, we will discuss specific initiatives and concrete benefits of an open-source working mode using the Rokwire Community as an example.
Learning Outcome: The participant will gain an appreciation for open-source communities as the basis of a new set of social relations governing technology development.
Zoom Recording ID: 89570500653 UUID: XqMu5006QN+s5mwe1u1yYg== Meeting Time: 2021-06-02T19:37:55Z