A recent campus conflict reflects the tension that exists between open-source ideological values and an academic system in which collaboration and the ability to repurpose existing work make it difficult to measure individual achievement, Ars Technica reports. When San Jose State University student Kyle Brady published the source code of his completed homework assignments after finishing a computer science class, his professor vigorously objected. The professor insisted that publication of the source code constituted a violation of the school's academic integrity policy, because it would enable future students to cheat. Brady stood his ground as the confrontation escalated to the...

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