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General Information
    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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Editor-in-chief
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
University of South Australia, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the filed of information and education technology.
IJIET 2013 Vol.3(2): 278-281 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2013.V3.280

FLOSS Communities as Learning Networks

Sara Fernandes, Luis S. Barbosa, and Antonio Cerone

Abstract—This paper discusses FLOSS communities as a prime example of learning networks, i.e. informal, interconnected sets of individuals mutually supporting shared knowledge acquisition and committed to self-defined goals. In particular, it addresses how the incorporation of a web-based, certification platform for Free / Libre Open Source Software in community culture and practice may increase the community impact both as learning network and open, high-quality software producer.

Index Terms—FLOSS, communities, learning networks, source code analysis, educational technology.

S. Fernandes is with the United Nations University – International Institute for Software Technology, Casa Silva Mendes, Estrada Engenheiro Trigo NO 4, P.O. Box 3058 Macau (e-mail: sara.fernandes@ iist.unu.edu).
L. S. Barbosa is with Minho University and HASLab, INESC TEC, Campus de Gualtar, Braga 4710-400 Portugal.
A. Cerone is with the United Nations University – International Institute for Software Technology, Casa Silva Mendes, Estrada Engenheiro Trigo, No. 4, P.O. Box 3058 Macau (e-mail: cerone@iist.unu.edu).

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Cite: Sara Fernandes, Luis S. Barbosa, and Antonio Cerone, "FLOSS Communities as Learning Networks," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 278-281, 2013.

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