Robert N. M. Watson of Cambridge University and George V. Neville-Neil have announced a series of computer science courses at that are based on FreeBSD and their book, the Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System. This graduate-level curriculum include freely-available teaching materials including handouts, lecture slides and lab projects.

“It is our belief that giving students the ability to observe, at run time, the inner workings of a complex system, such as the FreeBSD Operating System, provides them with a clearer understanding of how such systems ought to work in theory, how they actually work in practice, and how to design experiments to tell the difference between the two.”