FLOSS (Free/Libre, and Open Source Software)

Module Summary

Title Free/Libre, and Open Source Software
Synopsis This course teaches students engineering, product management, and business practices of open source.
Syllabus https://goo.gl/gEjk2
Schedule https://goo.gl/V6gYj (includes link to registration)
Language English
Playlists Main lectures: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHpdeBoVO57iejy_sfXCDiHXgle1TbRu_
Guest speakers: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHpdeBoVO57h8ZXcTZpB4DVmkDwZqbMno
Supplementals: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHpdeBoVO57jtRi4fsD5DQJG04tUeYlV5

Module Description

Modulbezeichnung OSS-FLOSS (Free, Libre, Open Source Software)
Dozenten Prof. Dr. Dirk Riehle, M.B.A.
Inhalt This course teaches students engineering, product management, and business practices of open source.

It takes the classic form of a lecture with associated weekly exercises.

The topics of the lectures are:

  • Introduction to open source
  • Open source and intellectual property
  • Open source project communities
  • Open source software engineering
  • Corporate open source governance
  • Strategic corporate open sourcing
  • Open source developer foundations
  • Open source user foundations
  • Open source distributors
  • Single-vendor open source firms
  • Open source labor economics

More details can be found in the course syllabus at https://goo.gl/gEjk2.

Students of computer science (Informatik) should note that this is course is less about technology and more about economics and the software industry.

The course combines weekly lectures with homework. Homework typically involves reading materials and summarizing these readings in short one-page documents.

The overall schedule can be found at https://goo.gl/V6gYj. Please sign up for the course on StudOn (link accessible through schedule spreadsheet) as soon as possible.

Voraussetzungen None
Lernziele und
  • Understand how open source projects work
  • Understand key aspects of the software industry
  • Understand how open source is changing it
Studien- und
  • Exercise participation
  • Homework assignments
Unterrichtssprache English
See https://goo.gl/D8qnu