I am taking this course, so I can learn about FOSS in an organized manner. Taking a FOSS class means that I can easily dedicate time to working on FOSS. In other words, now that I have FOSS in my school schedule, I have time set aside to learn about FOSS development and culture.
I want to learn about the sociology of FOSS development, and why some FOSS projects are successful, while others fail. I also want to learn about how I can contribute to FOSS projects.