A low-quality version of the documentary can be found here (long load time).
Our documentary sought to explore both the contributions Yale has made to various open source projects as well as how Yale employs the results
of open- and community-sourced projects. We did so primarily by looking at CAS (Central Authentication Service), uPortal, Sakai, and Horde, all projects which have been partially developed or used by the Yale community.
With four interviews (three video and one audio), we explored open source’s impact at Yale, talking
to (outgoing Director of Yale University ITS Technology and Planning), Paul Hudak (a principal developer of the community-created language Haskell), Shawn Bayern (a principal developer of CAS and professor of law at Duke), and (a Senior Research Programmer for Technology and Planning and a board member of JA-SIG, a community-source educational software organization).
This project was incredibly timely, as the , the arm of ITS responsible for Yale’s open source development and contributions, was very recently disbanded as part of recession streamlining, and so this documentary examines the projected future impacts of Yale withdrawing somewhat from the open source community.
Enjoy the documentary, thanks for a great class, and have a good summer!
Robert Baskin, Patrick Dewechter, Matthew Du Pont, Lauren Henry