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MAGIC affiliates create first interdisciplinary Minor in Free and Open Source Software and Free Culture

The FOSS@MAGIC initiative is pleased to announce the creation of the¬†Minor in Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and Free Culture. This unique offering was developed in part by Stephen Jacobs, Professor in the School of Interactive Games and Media (IGM) and Associate Director of the MAGIC Center, as well as Dr. Amit Ray (associate professor of English and an affiliate of the Center), Dr. Jonathan Schull (research scientist in the MAGIC Center), and Mr. Remy DeCausemaker (lecturer in the School of IGM as well as the FOSS@MAGIC Research Coordinator), and is a unique multi-disciplinary collaboration spanning colleges, curricula, and research throughout the campus. Offered by IGM, the minor¬†allows students from any discipline to gain expertise as contributors to FOSS and Free Culture communities. Our FOSS efforts have received support from Red Hat, Inc. and we are working in partnership with Red Hat’s University Relations lead, Mr. Tom Callaway to use MAGIC and IGM’s FOSS programs and activities as models for other academic institutions.