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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.

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4.5/5 Stars
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

Prerequisites
No prior training or knowledge is required to take this course.
Reviews
Sep 2022
For each section a summary and a quiz is given, which is excellent, so that we know where we are.
Sep 2022
The content was complete, extensive, and always with the possibility of getting to know more by following the links.
Aug 2022
Compact and easy-to-understand material.
Jun 2022
I like how the knowledge checks don't focus on knowing the specifics of the licenses, but on going over the general requirements of the types of licenses. It allows people to know what to look for, when looking for a license to apply to a project.
May 2022
This is quite informative, whoever practices open source should take these courses.
May 2022
Good overview of various licensing and copyright topics, with clear instructions on how best to do it.