• Open source best practices modules are designed to suit the requirements of different audiences with an organization.

Training sessions by Linux to master open source management

Handling open-source projects are not that easy; it’s just that difficult, like developing open-source programs. And now what there are training sessions available to help you master it.

The Linux Foundation is a leading nonprofit organization that publicized its new training courses. The program is developed to introduce some of the open-source best practices and is named “Open Source Management and amp; Strategy.” The program will play an essential role for businesses to enhance sustainability, diversity, and security in open-source technology.

Number of modules covered under training

As per the Foundation’s press release, there are seven modules covered under this course to help engineers, executives, software developers, and managers understand basic concepts for developing efficient open-source best practices within their organization.

The course also supports a leadership spectator responsible for setting up effective program management of open source in their organization, comprising an explanation for creating an Open Source Program Office (OSPO).

Design of training modules

The course is designed based on earlier training modules on open-source best practices, thus incorporating some of the best and unique content and elements. It is easier to understand the crucial working efficiency elements with open source in enterprises. The modules are thoughtfully designed and are of high-level, but with enough detail, for practitioners to understand the new open-source concept.

The courses are designed to be modular so that it will be easy for participants to select the relevant program.

The seven modules covered under this course comprise:

  • LFC201 – Open Source Introduction – basic concepts of open standards and open source are covered under this section.
  • LFC202 – Open Source Business Strategy – several open source business models and their practical development strategies and policies are discussed in this section.
  • LFC203 – Effective Open Source Program Management – practical OSPO construction and strategies to run it successfully are covered under this module.
  • LFC204 – Open Source Development Practices – the module talks more about the role of constant assimilation and testing in a healthy open-source project.
  • LFC205 – Open Source Compliance Programs – it describes more about effective open source license compliance and development of programs and processes to ensure effective and safe consumption of open source.
  • LFC206 – Collaborating Effectively with Open Source Projects – it talks more about effective upstream open-source projects and how to gain maximum benefit from project communities.
  • LFC207 – Creating Open Source Projects – it focuses more on the value and rationale for developing new open-source projects.

The hidden face

Guy Martin, Executive Director of OASIS Open, is the real face behind developing best practices modules for open source management. He also designed open-source programs for companies such as Autodesk, Red Hat, and Samsung.

Expert view

Chris Aniszczyk, Co-Founder of TODO Group and Vice President of Developer Relations at The Linux Foundation, commented: “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.”

He further added, “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.”