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University Master's Degree Programme in
Free Software
University Master's Degree Programme

 International Master

This degree came about by the need to train qualified staff in free software. The European Union has recommended the introduction of courses on this subject because it considers that the habitual lack of knowledge of source code prevents us from auditing the true operation of software, which could seriously compromise security in some countries, leaving it in the hands of companies that create proprietary programs.
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This University Master's Degree Programme was designed in this global context to offer students a range of possibilities depending on their professional profile (administrator of networks and operating systems, administrator of websites and e-mail systems, expert in application development and the management of operating systems in free software environments) and their interests.

This University Master's Degree Programme attempts to tackle the need for qualified personnel in this field, since free software is of interest to governments and business around the world.

Countries like Brazil, Mexico, Germany and China encourage the use and development of free software, and many leading technology companies, including IBM, Apple, SUN Microsystems and Netscape, support the free software and open source movement, whether by releasing the code for some of their top products (including Mozilla and OpenOffice) or by participating in the development of programs such as Eclipse and MacOS X, among others.

With the support by:

Free Knowledge Institute             Open Universiteit Nederland

   Free Technology Academy