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The goal of this course is to help organizations maximize their internal efficiency once they have decided to contribute to or create an open source project.

Course Description

This non-technical course is designed to help organizations understand and participate in the open source model, as well as prepare to open source internal code. It builds upon years of best practices and extensive experience in commercial participation in open source projects to help organizations approach the open development model in a structured and methodical manner, maximizing the likelihood of success. The course provides extensive examples from the Linux kernel community and includes specific best practices for working with upstream.

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This course is designed for project teams within a company that need to become more effective at open source development. This course is appropriate for:
  • Developers who are not familiar with the open source development model
  • Managers who need to understand how the open source development model works
  • Organizations who need a common understanding of open source best practices
While prior experience with open source development is helpful in understanding the examples, this course does not presume any level of familiarity with open source participation.


Understanding of software development fundamentals, and awareness of your company's engineering and business processes. This course does not assume familiarity with the open source model and does not include technical exercises.

Ways To Train

Event Type: Training Course

Classroom Linux Training [?]

  • Delivered in conveniently located training centers
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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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