Topics in Open Source Development
This course introduces students to the technological, social, and pragmatic aspects of developing open source software through direct involvement in a real open source project/projects. Students will learn to use the tools, techniques, and strategies of OS developers. This is a project-based programming course. The particular open source project(s) to be studied will vary with each offering and be announced at the beginning of the semester.
This semester, DPS909 focuses on the Mozilla Project and Mozilla development. Students gain experience with the Mozilla tools, processes, and code base. In addition, they also participate in the Mozilla community and in real Mozilla projects.
DPS909 lectures run from 11:40 until 1:30 on Wednesdays and Fridays in room 3073. Guest Lectures are at other times.
- 10% – Assignment 1 (Build Firefox)
- 50% – Assignment 2 (Major Project)
- 20% – Newsgroups Summaries
- 5% – Symposium Report
- 15% – Quizzes (will be announced)