[TOS] [Fwd: encouraging software profs to assign open government projects]
steve.lee at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Fri Sep 4 13:20:19 UTC 2009
Here in the UK there we benefit from the excellent work of MySociety
and their many web services.
Their code is all open source but it is not clear to me if they
practice open development. Still they may welcome student activity on
projects that make international sense.
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2009/9/3 Greg DeKoenigsberg <gdk at redhat.com>:
> On Thu, 3 Sep 2009, David Humphrey wrote:
>> Hi Jennifer,
>> I'm responding to this with a CC to the Teaching Open Source mailing
>> list (see teachingopensource.org), which includes professors and open
>> source people from across Canada and around the world that are
>> interested and involved in the teaching of open source. Some of them
>> are keenly interested in open source as humanitarian or social tool, and
>> might have good ideas, or want to hear more about your work. I'd
>> encourage you to share some more of your thinking with this list.
>> I know for me personally, I'd be interested in understanding more about
>> what an "open government" project looks like.
> It seems like you might want to talk to the folks at the Sunlight
> Foundation, who are trying to do precisely this work in the US. I've got
> contacts with that org, if you'd be interested in chatting with them.
> Computer Science professors should be teaching open source.
> Help make it happen. Visit http://teachingopensource.org.
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