[TOS] tos Digest, Vol 98, Issue 1

shivananda poojara shivananda.poojara at ritindia.edu
Tue Mar 6 11:21:35 UTC 2018

Hello All,

We are supporting and engaging my students to contribute or use open source
software in the academics wherever required, starting from documentation,
joining to mailing list, communicating in IRC and referring to wiki...

We normally conduct open source awareness sessions by students to their
juniors like open source principles, philosophy, what is HFOSS, how to use
got, IRC, identify open source projects and how to get connected.

I need to thank RedHat University Outreach program from Pune India, they
are mentoring four open source projects from last 8 months, where students
learnt many open source culture and contributed many patches.

These projects are under the verge of completion but again they are
involving thier juniors to continue.

We are very much happy that within three years of span our open source club
grown up from 11 memebers to 68 members.
Culture, environment and mindset about open source is initiated.

Shivananda R Poojara

On 6 Mar 2018 4:39 p.m., "Clif Kussmaul" <clifkussmaul at gmail.com> wrote:

> Outside of academic settings, I think it's rare for someone to pick a
> project and dive into its community.
> Most people get involved with a community because they use and care about
> the software,
> and gradually get more involved in the community, following an onion or
> pyramid model.
> First they use the software, then they ask & answer forum questions, then
> submit bug reports & feature requests,
> then patches / pull requests, etc.
> It might be hard to follow this model in a course, but I think students
> would be more motivated and engaged
> in a project that they used and felt connected to.
> Clif
> ---
> Clif Kussmaul  clif at kussmaul.org  http://kussmaul.org  +1-484-893-0255
> -----Original Message-----
> Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2018 15:00:29 -0500
> From: Tom Callaway <tcallawa at redhat.com>
> To: tos at teachingopensource.org
> Subject: [TOS] What makes a "good" open source project for Academic
> involvement?
> Message-ID: <909a2f7b-e86e-aa96-08ac-13450133713f at redhat.com>
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> Obviously, no teacher, class, or academic institution are the same, but I'm
> curious to know what aspects of an open source community make it "good" for
> you to connect your students with it.
> Not looking to make a list of "good" communities, but rather, interested in
> hearing what things that they do that made them a "good" fit. Are there
> things that you wish open source communities would do more often (or at
> all)
> to help make them more student/academic friendly?
> I've got my own ideas here, but I'm interested in hearing this from an
> academic perspective first. :)
> Thanks in advance,
> ~tom
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