Compliance Basics for Developers (LFC191)

Because open source is now found everywhere software exists, a good working knowledge of open source licensing and compliance is critical. This course is designed to teach software developers and producers why it is important to add copyrights and licenses to their code, as well as how to do so.



Course Overview

In this course, you’ll learn how to create file notices with copyrights and licenses. This will enable students to minimize problems and ambiguity, which is useful for internal corporate projects, as well as contributing to open source projects.

This course also provides an overview of the types of licenses to consider, as well as the other permissions that you may need to secure prior to external contribution.

Course Outline

Module 1. Course Introduction
Module 2. Licenses
Module 3. Copyrights
Module 4. File Notices
Module 5. Preconditions and Contributions
Final Assessment


No prior training or knowledge is required to take this course.

At a Glance

Delivery Method

Self-Paced Online (Virtual)


  • 10 hours of Course Material
  • Unlimited Access to Online Course

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