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Learn about the framework for an open source compliance program, including: open source licensing basics, compliance requirements, and the consequences of non-compliance. In addition, organizing, managing and staffing for the compliance effort will also be discussed.

Course Description

LFC281 focuses the organization on the framework for an open source compliance program. Intended for corporate and senior managers, the course reviews background material on open source software, open source development fundamentals, and open source compliance requirements. The course also discusses the scope of a compliance program and approaches to organizing and managing the compliance function, including skillsets, staffing, and computing assets needed to accomplish the compliance effort. Course material also covers additional resources available from The Linux Foundation to assist in implementing a compliance program, including training and white papers, open source compliance tools, self-assessment checklist, and community forum.

Please note: On-Site Linux Training is highly recommended to afford confidential and effective discussion of course material and its application to company practices. Instructor-led live remote training is also available.

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Senior management responsible for profit & loss and compliance in the corporation, including:

  • Corporate Management
  • Law Departments
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Prospective Members of the Open Source Review Board


Understanding of software fundamentals and awareness of company engineering and business processes

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