The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, announced a new training program designed for introducing open-source best practices to management and technical staff within organizations, Open Source Management & Strategy. Guy Martin, Executive Director of OASIS Open, has developed the courses. He has more than 25 years’ experience as both a software engineer and open source strategist.
Training modules on open-source best practices
With this 7-module course series, the Linux Foundation aims to help executives, managers, software developers and engineers understand and articulate the basic concepts for building effective open-source practices within their organization.
The program builds on the accumulated wisdom of many previous training modules on open-source best practices while adding fresh and updated content to explain all of the critical elements of working effectively with open source in enterprises.
The contents of the courses are:
- 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