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Training Course

Introduction to Open Source License Compliance Management (LFC193)

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

Who Is It For

This course is intended for developers, project managers, and executive decision-makers who already understand the basics of open source software and copyright. It is designed for those ready to advance towards building a formal compliance program for their organization.
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What You’ll Learn

This course offers a reference example of how to structure an open source compliance program. While it is designed for use with OpenChain ISO/IEC 5230:2020, it can be applied to any open source compliance program. The curriculum covers everything from the basics of intellectual property to key concepts of an open source review. Drawing from real-world experience, it focuses on outcomes directly applicable to product and service deployment. By the end of the course, you will clearly understand how to use compliance as a business optimization tool, reducing resource use and increasing efficiency.
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What It Prepares You For

This course equips you to manage the basics of open source license compliance. You will learn to assess your company's current status and plan process improvements. This course is especially useful for project managers, engineers, and management personnel responsible for architecture and strategy.
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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).