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Training Course

Open Source Licensing Basics for Software 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.

Who Is It For

This course is designed for developers who utilize open source code.
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What You’ll Learn

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.
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What It Prepares You For

The course will prepare you to properly add copyrights and licenses to your code.
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Course Outline
Chapter 1. Course Introduction
Chapter 2. Licenses
Chapter 3. Copyrights
Chapter 4. File Notices
Chapter 5. Contributing to Projects
Final Exam

No prior training or knowledge is required to take this course.
Jun 2021
The examples section was very illustrative. I didn't know about the CLA/DCO and Contributor Agreements, so that was a helpful thing to know about.
May 2021
It provides many important details in various areas, while still being simple enough and not drawn in legal technicalities.
Oct 2020
Every concept was described in detail, and the quizzes were useful for checking if I had understood everything correctly.
Aug 2020
There are many excellent quizzes at the end of sections. These quizzes gave me a chance to confirm my understanding, because they show realistic case studies in our everyday lives.
Jul 2020
The course offers relative and comprehensive insight to the concept of open source, and provides relevant knowledge of the open source licensing basics.
May 2020
It was clear, concise, and made me feel confident in my ability to navigate the system in the future.
May 2020
The course provides a high level view of open source licensing, with some very useful details on how to protect software with license, copyright and a list of top licenses used in the open source community.
May 2020
The content was concise and straight to the point. The examples added clarity.
Apr 2020
All the needed information was aligned very well, with external links to check. The course content was excellent.