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The willingness of the Linux Foundation to customize the course to our needs was the biggest determining factor for choosing them.

Matthew Cheng, Broadcom

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This open source compliance course will help your organization implement an open source compliance program by teaching you the fundamentals of open source development, licensing principles, compliance obligations, and the contributions needed from various functional groups, such as Executive Management, the Law Department, Supply Chain, Technical Documentation and Configuration Management.

Course Description

LF384 readies the organization to define and implement an end-to-end open source compliance program. Course modules cover the fundamentals of open source development; compliance obligations and requirements and their implications for functional teams; ways to organize and manage the compliance function, including the role of the OSRB; tools and automation for compliance, including commercial and open source tools; and approval of community contributions. An overview of the compliance program suitable for executive management is included, as well as discussion of the compliance contributions needed from various functional groups such as the Law Department, Supply Chain, Technical Documentation, and Configuration Management.

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.

For more details view the Course Outline.


Anyone involved in bringing software into the organization and anyone involved in developing and distributing products or interfacing with customers, including:

  • Corporate Management
  • Engineering
  • Product Management, Project Management, and Process Management
  • Testing, Quality Assurance, Configuration Management and Logistics
  • Law Department
  • Purchasing / Supply Chain
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing, Sales, and Customer Support

Audience should include prospective members of the open source compliance team and open source review board charged with implementing the compliance program.


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

Ways To Train

Event Type: Training Course

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  • Delivered in conveniently located training centers
  • Please check schedule for exact location and duration

Online Linux Training [?]

  • Live instructor-led sessions
  • Presented via screensharing and a conference call line
  • Typically run 9am-5pm US Central unless otherwise stated

On-Site Corporate Linux Training [?]

  • All courses can be delivered at your office for private, on-site training
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Custom Corporate Linux Training [?]

  • All courses can be customized for private, on-site training
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