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Introduction to Open Source License Compliance Management (LFC193)

Learn the basic concepts and approaches needed for an open source compliance program.

Course Rating
4.6/5 Stars
Who Is It For

This course is intended for developers, project managers and executive decision makers who already know the basics of what open source software is and how copyrights work and are ready to take the next step towards building a formal compliance program for their organization.
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What You’ll Learn

This course provides a reference example of how an open source compliance program should be structured. It is designed to be used in the context of OpenChain ISO/IEC 5230:2020 but can be used for any open source compliance program. The course provides knowledge from the basics of intellectual property through to key concepts of an open source review. It is based on real-world experience and focuses on outcomes that are directly applicable to product and service deployment. The outcome of this course will be a clear understanding of how to use compliance as business optimization, reducing resource use and increasing efficiency.
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What It Prepares You For

This course enables you to deal with the basics of open source license compliance management. You will be able to assess the current status of your company and begin planning improvements to processes. If you are a project manager, engineer or management personnel with a responsibility for architecture and strategy, this course will be particularly useful.
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Course Outline
Chapter 1. Course Introduction
Chapter 2. Introduction to Open Source Licensing
Chapter 3. Introduction to Open Source Compliance
Chapter 4. Key Concepts for Code Building and Distribution
Chapter 5. Bringing Things Together
Final Exam

While there are no well-defined prerequisites, it would be helpful if learners are familiar with:

  • What software is
  • What open source software is
  • How copyright works.

We recommend that you take the free “Open Source Licensing Basics for Software Developers” to familiarize yourself with these concepts and more.

Sep 2023
In this course licenses/patents were explained better than in the company where I work, and supposedly we have an office dedicated to FOSS.
Sep 2023
Great overview of things to consider when using OSS; most important are licensing restrictions.
Aug 2023
In my opinion it covers all the general aspects of FOSS compliance, from basic concepts to elements that we need to take care of. A very good summary, without omitting important aspects i.e., (explanation of sw distributions, scenarios of integration, modification, etc.)
Jul 2023
Good content. I'm new to the field, and researching OS from a legal support/project manager standpoint. I appreciated the logical breakdown of terms.
Jun 2023
Very interesting subject matter, and applicable to my professional life (tech/contracts law).