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Recent posts

GSoC 2009

A timeline for Google Summer of Code 2009 has been posted, and the logo is now up:
February 10, 2009

Please May I Have a Lawyer?

No, it’s not what you think. Every term for the past two years, I’ve brought a lawyer in to talk to my classes about intellectual property and liability iss...
February 06, 2009

Shared Departmental Blogs

Turns out that the faculty in the Math department at Williams College have a shared blog. Bet that doesn’t hurt recruitment…
February 06, 2009

Sharing Data Isn’t That Easy

Interesting post from Systeme D called “ShareAlike considered harmful” (for geo data, anyway). I should give this to my students and ask them to think it th...
February 06, 2009

Sound Advice

David Humphrey, of Toronto’s Seneca College, has been doing groundbreaking work getting students involved in open source projects as part of their education....
February 05, 2009