The Linux Foundation has announced the availability of a new training program designed to introduce open source best practices.
The course, called Open Source Management & Strategy, includes seven modules designed to help executives, managers, software developers and engineers “understand and articulate the basic concepts for building effective open source practices within their organization,” according to the Foundation’s press release.
It is also designed to help leadership responsible for setting up effective program management of open source in their organization, including how to create an Open Source Program Office (OSPO).
According to the Foundation, the new program builds on the many previous training modules on open source best practices while adding new content to explain all of the elements of working effectively with open source in the enterprise.
The program is “self-paced “and “reasonably high-level,” but with enough detail to give tech professionals new to open source acquainted quicky.
These are the courses in the program:
- LFC202 – Open Source Introduction – covers the basic components of open source and open standards
- LFC203 – Open Source Business Strategy – discusses the various open source business models and how to develop practical strategies and policies for each
- LFC204 – Effective Open Source Program Management – explains how to build an effective OSPO and the different types of roles and responsibilities needed to run it successfully
- LFC205 – Open Source Development Practices – talks about the role of continuous integration and testing in a healthy open source project
- LFC206 – Open Source Compliance Programs – covers the importance of effective open source license compliance and how to build programs and processes to ensure safe and effective consumption of open source
- LFC207 – Collaborating Effectively with Open Source Projects – discusses how to work effectively with upstream open source projects and how to get the maximum benefit from working with project communities
- LFC208 – Creating Open Source Projects – explains the rationale and value for creating new open source projects as well as the required legal, business and development processes needed to launch new projects
Guy Martin, executive director of OASIS Open, an open source projects consortium, developed the courses. He has more than 25 years of experience as a software engineer and open source strategist and has built open source programs for Red Hat, Samsung and Autodesk. He also helped found the Academy Software Foundation and has contributed to other best practices and learning guides.
The Open Source Management & Strategy program is available to begin immediately. The enrollment fee is $499 and provides unlimited access to all seven sources for one year, as wll as a certificate. You can enroll here, and the program is included in all corporate training subscriptions.