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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.
Sep 2021
Balanced mix between background information and concrete examples.
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 into legal technicalities.