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TIETS15 Open Source and Software Quality 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Degree Programme in Computer Sciences
School of Information Sciences

Learning outcomes

After completion of this course, the student is expected to be able to:

• Discuss and argue on a variety of Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS) communities and practices;
• have knowledge of different methods, techniques and tools in FLOSS development through problem-based learning and other ways of learning;
• compare and contrast software quality properties and other issues regarding FLOSS and closed source software;
• examine and decide on the open/closed source software appropriateness to proprietary/non-proprietary software when in need for holistic sustainable development;
• develop and provide high quality software programs and components that integrate state-of-the art FLOSS technologies and best enterprise practices;
• support and be a member of FLOSS communities-of-practice through the development of relevant resources;
• advise with critical awareness for adopting FLOSS as feasible alternative to proprietary software and as strategic means for advancing society at large;
• serve as a software quality consultant/engineer for a range of business and technical innovations and the complex organizational transformations these innovations may require;
• understand and accept different software cultures and strategies and provide opportunity for cross fertilization of creative ideas.

General description

NOTE change: This course will be lectured in period IV!

Enrolment for University Studies

Contact the teacher eleni.berki@uta.fi by email in February to register to the course. You will receive email on the arranged classes and meetings.


Eleni Berki, Teacher responsible


Thu 14-Mar-2013 - 21-Mar-2013 weekly at 10-12, Pinni B3111
Tue 19-Mar-2013 at 12-14, Pinni A3107
Tue 26-Mar-2013 at 12-14, Päätalo ls. A2a
Tue 9-Apr-2013 - 23-Apr-2013 weekly at 12-14, Pinni B4115
Thu 11-Apr-2013 - 25-Apr-2013 weekly at 10-12, Pinni B3111
Independent work
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