Today I accidently came across this site and got very impressed. It is good to know that some of my peer academicians are trying to serve society without any expectation of gain. Teaching is a noble cause but teaching to underprivileged is even better. Right now I am super busy, hence I can participate only by monetary contribution. I made a small donation and wish I could have written a bigger cheque, but I am a poor PhD student who is looking for a job. Once I am little settled as a Professor, I would certainly contribute to the site by both teaching and writing bigger cheques.
Since every dollar counts so please open your wallets and DONATE to this noble cause.
P.S. Concern about the quality of courses: I checked for Econometrics and the text book for the course is Introductory Econometrics by Prof. Wooldridge. This is one of the best textbooks at the undergrad level. Recitations on the course site is like icing on the cake. Based on the material discussed I feel the quality of the course is no less than Econometrics 1 that I took in UConn.
Update: “OCW is a free publication of course materials used at MIT.” I missed this part that’s why it is called MIT OCW. I guess, quality of this material has to be good.
It is all over the net. If you are interested to read about it then following are some good articles:
Releasing the Source Code for the .NET Framework Libraries — One of the things my team has been working to enable has been the ability for .NET developers to download and browse the source code of the .NET Framework libraries, and to easily enable debugging support in them.
Source: ScottGu’s Blog
Author: Scott Gu
Microsoft Open Sourcing .NET-Microsoft announced this morning that the source code for its .NET framework libraries is being opened to the world, allowing outside developers to see inside when developing their own software in the .NET framework.
Source: Read/Write Blog
Author: Marshall Kirkpatrick
If Microsoft does something, then it is likely to face criticism such as the following one:
Microsoft’s Open-Source Trap for Mono — Microsoft wants to destroy open-source by opening its code for examination, but not for use. — Microsoft is claiming that releasing the .NET Framework reference source code under the Microsoft Reference License will give developers the opportunity to understand more about .NET.
Author: Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols