• 2014-09-07 — 2014-12-10
  • Tues & Thurs 6:30PM - 7:45PM
  • 4085.582.01
  • Orange Hall (ORN)-1380
  • remydcsi@rit.edu


Week 3 - Class 1


  1. Mark-up your Readings

    • I use a program called Xournal which has experimental Windows Binaries, according to the website. I've heard that Adobe provides a simliar functionality, but again, I use Xournal. It is yum, apt, and pacman installable, as far as I know.
  2. #topic RollCall

    1. 1. decause will #startmeeting in channel, which turns on logging, and activates foss_bot's meeting functionality!
    2. 2. decause will #topic rollcall
    3. 3. Paste the link to your Literature Review on your blog in the following style, like so: #link http://linktoyourblog.blog.com/litreview1, or something like that
    4. 4. This will provide useful meeting notes, confirm you've completed the assignment, and be publicly available here: http://yacht.rit.edu/meetings/rit-foss/2014/
  3. Assignment-ery

  4. Assignment Submission

    • 1. Create a blog post that includes each question, and the answer below it, on the HFOSS Blog you set up in First Flight.
    • 2. Add a line to the bottom of your .yaml file you edited in first flight, with the link to your post.
    • 3. Send decause a pull request. Once your pull-request is accepted, you have completed the assignment.
  5. "The Open Source Way"

    Prof. DeCause's bastardization Interpretation

    • Prof. DeCause's TED Talk
    •             1. Open Exchange
                  We learn more from eachother when information is open. ReUsing
                  Information frees up our cognitive surplus to solve new problems,
                  and not recreate the wheel.
                  2. Participation
                  When the barriers of entry are few, and the barriers are low, creation and
                  innovation thrive.
                  3. Rapid Prototyping
                  Learn by doing. Release early, release often. Fail early, fail often, find
                  the right answer faster.
                  4. Meritocracy
                  In a free marketplace of ideas, everyone has access to the same
                  information. Successful work determines which ideas rise and gather
                  momentum from the community.
                  5. Community 
                  The more people who look at a problem, the faster and more likely we are
                  to solve it.