$1.6 million grant awarded to develop open source software toolkit
Nearly all consumer electronics found in homes and offices — from computers to smartphones — include some type of open-source software (OSS), a fundamental part of a computer program that anyone has access to modify it. OSS has gained in popularity in recent years because of the cost-savings it provides companies across the tech industry, said Sean Goggins, professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Mizzou Engineer helping develop badging system for open source software
A Mizzou Engineer is helping develop a new badging system that will give those in the open source software community an easy way to gauge a project’s diversity, equity and inclusivity.
EECS Faculty Member Helps Develop Metrics for Open Source Software
Those wanting to download and use open source software in the future will have a better sense of what they’re getting, thanks in part to the work of a Mizzou Engineer. Open source software is computer software distributed with a license that allows anyone to see, use and modify the original code. In many cases, an open source project attracts other developers who contribute to the project. This forms a community where those involved improve and enhance the software. Sean Goggins, an associate professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, is helping develop metrics to give potential contributors and users better insight into open source projects.
Those with chronic illnesses look to web for support during crisis
Roughly 150 million U.S. citizens with chronic illnesses turn to online support communities for assistance — a number likely to grow as COVID-19 forces high-risk individuals to stay home. But not all online health forums are created equal, one expert from Mizzou Engineering warns.