September 27, 2019

Free Source Software (FOSS): What is it? Why & how should

September 27, 2019, 19:00 – 13:00, 105 Ton Dat Tien, Tan Phu Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh city

Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) is software that anyone can use, modify, and share, without restriction. Popular FOSS projects include Audacity, Drupal, Firefox, LibreOffice, Linux, and WordPress.

Speaker: Clif Kussmaul

This talk will explore what FOSS is, why it is important for individuals and businesses, and how anyone can join a FOSS community to develop skills and improve the software. Clif Kussmaul is currently a Fulbright Specialist at Fulbright University Vietnam. He is Principal Consultant at Green Mango Associates, LLC, which provides consulting on education & software.

Formerly he was Associate Professor at Muhlenberg College, Fulbright Specialist at Ashesi University, Fulbright-Nehru Scholar at the University of Kerala, CTO of Elegance Technologies, Inc, and Senior Member of Technical Staff at NeST Technologies, Inc.

Clif has received grants from the US National Science Foundation, Google, VentureWell, and other sources, and has presented papers and led faculty workshops on POGIL, FOSS, and other topics around the world.

He is a former member of the POGIL Project Steering Committee, and a Senior Member of the ACM and IEEE Computer Society.