Termed ‘Open Source Management & Strategy program’ – the training is a 7-module course series 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, the program builds on their 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 courses were developed by Guy Martin, the Executive Director of OASIS Open and are designed to be self-paced, and reasonably high-level, but with enough detail to get new open source practitioners up and running quickly.
“Open source is not only commonplace in enterprises today, but actually is impossible to avoid as much modern technology including the cloud and networking systems are based on it,” said Chris Aniszczyk, co-founder of the TODO Group and VP of Developer Relations at The Linux Foundation.
“This means organizations must prepare their teams to use it properly, ensuring compliance with licensing requirements, how to implement continuous delivery and integration, processes for working with and contributing to the open source community, and related topics. This program provides a structured way to do that which benefits everyone from executive management to software developers.”
Furthermore, the courses in the program are designed to be modular, giving participants the opportunity to take only those of relevance to them. The courses included are: LFC202 – Open Source Introduction, LFC203 – Open Source Business Strategy, LFC204 – Effective Open Source Program Management, LFC205 – Open Source Development Practices, LFC206 – Open Source Compliance Program, LFC207 – Collaborating Effectively with Open Source Projects and LFC208 – Creating Open Source Projects.
As announced, the program is available to begin immediately with $499 enrollment fee which provides unlimited access to all seven courses for one year, as well as a certificate upon completion.