Collocated with the 6th International Conference on Open Source Systems (OSS 2010), a Doctoral Consortium will be organized on May 30, 2010 in .Notre Dame, IN, USA
We've just been informed that our master's degree on libre software has been approved by ANECA as an official program (master universitario). The master's, which is in fact an improved version of our current program, is expected to be offered as official in 2010-2011. The current program (which is an own degree offered by URJC) has been running since 2007-2008 (Galician edition) and 2008-2009 (Madrid edition). Enrollment for 2009-2010 edition is still open.
Today I've been pointed to Sonar (thanks, Carlos), a libre (free, open source) software tool to calculate and show various source code metrics. It woks mainly with Java code, although PL/SQL is also claimed to work, and apparently it is easy to integrate plugins for other languages.
The Linux Foundation is publishing reports on who and how is developing the Linux kernel. How it is growing, an analysis of corporate contribution, etc. It seems that about 1,000 developer are working for each release, some of which are hired by about 200 companies. The average contribution is about 10 patches per developer per release (although the distribution vary a lot, as expected).
The special issue of Upgrade (the CEPIS magazine) on "Libre software for enterprises" is already ready. CEPIS is the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies. The special issue is devoted to how companies are dealing with libre (free, open source) software. All the materials are available on-line as open access papers.