[clug] Question: FOSS and Teaching Software Engineering

Hal Ashburner hal.ashburner at gmail.com
Sun Jun 29 06:31:57 GMT 2008

Here's a couple that might be of interest.

John Shepherd http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~jas/
Has in the past used PostgreSQL for his DBMS implementation course @ UNSW.

Harvard and a few others use OS161 to teach operating systems.
Which is around 30k LoC and far more manageable to learn and hack than a 
full blown BSD system. This seems like a reasonable, more modern 
replacement for the Lions book, features more easily readable code and 
runs on a MIPS R3000 simulator to which one can connect gdb. The 
sourcecode has key features such as system calls, the filesystem and 
virtual memory unimplemented.

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