Open Source at Carnegie Mellon

Carnegie Mellon West has just launched a “Software Management” Masters degree that integrates open source technology throughout the program and includes a more detailed “Introduction to Open Source” elective.

From a recent article on LinuxInsider:

…in the program’s product-oriented courses, students are asked to survey the open source ecosystem for components they could add to new products. Such choices, he explained, can change the cost profile for developing the product, as well as any connected licensing issues.

Product development can be influenced by open source, he added. “Instead of developing the product yourself,” he noted, “you could choose to adopt an open source development strategy.”