Spring, 2006 Schedule
Note:This schedule is still in work.
Note: Unless noted differently, all classes will be held in Lib 2612 (Computer Lab ACC)
Note:In the reading assignments below, our source book, Linux for Non-Geeks is abbreviated LFNG
Corrected day of week - class is Thursday, not Wednesday
Added Unix basics to third week
Added journal question for first seminar.
Added journal question for second seminar.
Changed date for OSS presentations and added Windows/Linux install.
Added pointer to handout for OSS presentations.
[For April 13] Read Chapters 1 & 3 of LFNG.
Profiles from students (done in class)
Linux Potpourri Syllabus and Schedule
[For April 20] Read Chapters 4 & 5 of LFNG.
[For Seminar April 27] Read "A Brief History of Hackerdom" and First Monday interview with Linus Torvalds
Journal question #1 [For April 27]: Pick three developments (social or technological) discussed in the readings that you feel either helped or hindered the growth of the Open Source and Linux movements. Explain why you think that these developments had the effect that they did.
Read Chapters 1 & 3 of LFNG.
[For April 27] Read Chapter 9 of LFNG.
Read Chapters 4 & 5 of LFNG.
[For May 4] Read Chapter 13 & 14 of LFNG.
Read Chapters 9 of LFNG.
Read "A Brief History of Hackerdom" and First Monday interview with Linus Torvalds
Journal question #1
[For May 11] Read Chapter 15 & 16 of LFNG.
Read Chapter 13 & 14 of LFNG.
[For May 18] Pick a Linux variant or platform from list on DistroWatch.com. Research your pick and prepare a 5-minute discussion about it to be presented to the class.
[For May 18] Read Chapter 8 of LFNG and Debian document.
[For Seminar May 25] Read The Cathedral and the Bazaar and Homesteading the Noosphere by Eric Raymond.
Journal question #2 [For May 25]: In the readings Eric Raymond details several characteristics of development using the open source model. From this list, pick three of these characteristics, either the ones that you feel are the most important in fostering continued progress, or three that you feel are ones that will the most probable candidates for inhibiting progress. Explain why you picked these three and what about them either enhances or inhibits progress.
Read Chapter 15 & 16 of LFNG.
Read Chapter 8 of LFNG and Debian document
[For June 1] Pick an OSS application from the list shown in the assignment handout OSS Survey. Research your pick and prepare a 3 to 5-minute discussion about it (with slides) to be presented to the class.
[For June 1] Read Chapter 10 of LFNG and YUM document
Read The Cathedral and the Bazaar and Homesteading the Noosphere
Journal question #2
Read Chapter 10 of LFNG and YUM document