[Discussioni] bando per commenti e contributi curriculum accademico SL

Francesco Potorti` pot a potorti.it
Gio 16 Ott 2008 14:54:56 CEST

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Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 01:08:57 +0200
From: Roberto Di Cosmo <roberto a dicosmo.org>
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       Call for comments and contributions on a
Free and Open Source curriculum for higher education in IT.

Software development and deployment has evolved tremendously over the
last two decades. Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is going
mainstream, and the industry is asking for an increasing number of
well-trained professionals that are able to install, exploit, maintain,
develop and create sophisticated software artifacts, in particular
coming from the FOSS world, and that furthermore bring in knowledge
about legal, economic and management issues.

Academia should contribute to satisfy this demand by developing a
curriculum specifically taking into account the changes that FOSS has
brought to the software ecosystem, and by incorporating FOSS into the
early stages of the traditional IT curriculum. Several FOSS-oriented
diplomas already exist, and some have been running for several years. It
is now time to consolidate and structure the existing experiences into a
common set of curriculum guidelines, and to issue recommendations for
its adoption.

We are calling all interested academics to collaborate in building
together this common curriculum, and to participate in the FOSS
Curriculum events that will take place in Paris on December 1st as part
of the Open World Forum (http://www.openworldforum.org).

All information on the event, and a collaborative platform for working
on the curriculum proposal, are online at http://oscurr.v2.cs.unibo.it/

To be able to edit documents, just click on the Create Account link in
the upper right corner of the main page.

Our first goal is to deliver a roadmap for higher education at the Open
World Forum, which will consist of

    * a draft FOSS curriculum for IT professionals
    * a set of recommendations how to include FOSS in IT higher
    * a set of recommendations (to decision makers) how to favor

of the roadmap; this might include concrete actions like

   1. creation of an experimental international FOSS master
   2. support for a network of academics working on the necessary
      materials like textbooks, exchange of students, connections with
      well-known FOSS core developers
   3. infrastructure necessary to foster such curricula (initiatives
      like Google Summer of Code are a good starting point, but still
      fall short of what a university teacher needs to efficiently
      leverage the FOSS community in the courses)

A short document summarizing our recommendations will be included in the
FOSS 2020 roadmap, a larger document which will be produced by the Open
World Forum, and it will contain pointers to our working documents
available electronically.

Important dates

14/11/2008: deadline for the first consolidated contribution to the OWF

1/12/2008: Open World Forum takes place in Paris

Organizing Committee

* Renzo Davoli, Universita di Bologna, Italy
* Roberto Di Cosmo, Universite Paris Diderot, France
* Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
* C N Krishnan, NRCFOSS, India
* Daniel Pascot, Universite Laval, Canada
* Olivier Ricou, EPITA, France
* Ralf Treinen, Universite Paris Diderot, France

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