[Floss-mooc] MOOC title/subtitle

Xavier Antoviaque xavier at opencraft.com
Tue Apr 12 10:40:04 UTC 2022

That sounds perfect to me! Short and practical, says what it is clearly, and still takes care of being inclusive in the naming through the subtitle. +1 from me! And thanks for tackling this -- choosing a name is always one of the trickiest steps :)

I'm looping in Ali & Jill btw, who participated in the discussion on https://gitlab.com/mooc-floss/mooc-floss/-/issues/54 but isn't on the mailing list (let me know if you'd like to be added btw - it's very low traffic, 1-2 mails/month).


On Mon, Apr 11, 2022, at 17:34, Marc Jeanmougin wrote:
> Hi all, 
> We need a decision on the MOOC title, and I'd like to initiate a 
> discussion first, so I'll put here my thoughts on the matter.
> The main candidates for the course title for now are a combination of 
> FLOSS | Open source | Free software | Upstream(ing) + University | 
> Masterclass .
> In that sense, there is a tradeoff between the practical (code-focused) 
> contents of the course, the aspects of foreseeable reception or 
> engagement by the community/communities (perception of the term "Open 
> source" vs "Free software" or "FLOSS"), and of course the popularity of 
> those terms in the student audience = how likely people will "get" what 
> the course is about from the title, without prior knowledge of the 
> subject.
> Hence, IMO the best tradeoff is to use "open source" in the title 
> ("open source masterclass" does sound nice) and use the subtitle to 
> precise something like "Contributing code to upstream 
> free/libre/opensource projects", but I'd be happy to hear your thoughts 
> about it
> Thanks!
> -- 
> Marc
> (issue link : https://gitlab.com/mooc-floss/mooc-floss/-/issues/54 )
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