Open Source Project

LINGI2402  2018-2019  Louvain-la-Neuve

Open Source Project
5.0 credits

Language
Anglais
Main themes

Any student INFO2MS, SINF2MS or SINF2M1 has the opportunity to performe an internship being involved in an "Open Source" community. The student should contribute to a Open Source project and perform development work during 140 hours.

The student must select an Open Source project and propose it to the program committee. The committee evaluates the relevance of this choice for the training of the student.

This is not the creation of a new Open Source project but active participation in an existing one.

Aims

Given the learning outcomes of the "Master in Computer Science and Engineering" program, this course contributes to the development, acquisition and evaluation of the following learning outcomes:

  • INFO 2.4-5
  • INFO 4.2-3
  • INFO 5.1, 5.3, 5.5
  • INFO 6                               

Given the learning outcomes of the "Master [120] in Computer Science" program, this course contributes to the development, acquisition and evaluation of the following learning outcomes:

  • SINF 2.4-5
  • SINF 4.2-3
  • SINF 5.1, 5.3, 5.5
  • SINF 6  

At the end of the internship, the student will:

  • Integrate in an open source community, respect the rules and interact with different stakeholders from this community ;
  • Master the tools to effectively contribute to an open source project;
  • Distinguish the issues of the choice of Open Source in an existing project;

After the internship, the student will write an article where it will be able to:

  • Describe synthetically and specifies the objectives, scope and challenges of the open source project to which he contributed;
  • Clarify his contribution to the project and to the positioning of this contribution relative to the whole project;
  • Describe the technics, methods used in his work, and explain their relevance to the nature of the Open Source project;
  • Take a critical look at the achievements of the internship;
  • Describe how he used the time he devoted to this open source project.

After the internship, the student will:

  • Present in summary form (eg a web page): The project to which he contributed, his contribution to this project and at least one aspect (technical or methodological) of the open source approach that applies particularly well to his contribution

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.

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Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Program title
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [120] in Computer Science and Engineering
5
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Master [120] in Computer Science
5
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Master [60] in Computer Science
5
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