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Linux Foundation Launches Open Source Management & Strategy Training Program

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The Linux Foundation has announced a new training program designed to introduce open source best practices to management and technical staff within organizations, Open Source Management & Strategy.

The 7-module course series is designed to help executives, managers, software developers and engineers understand and articulate the basic concepts for building effective open source practices within their organization.

It is also helpful for a leadership audience responsible for setting up effective program management of open source in their organization, including explaining how to create an Open Source Program Office (OSPO).

The courses in the program are designed to be modular, so participants only need to take those of relevance to them.

The courses included 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

The Open Source Management & Strategy program is available to begin immediately.

The $499 enrollment fee provides unlimited access to all seven courses for one year, as well as a certificate upon completion. The program is also included in all corporate training subscriptions.