Fundamentals of Professional Open Source Management (LFC210) is an online, self-paced course developed by The Linux Foundation Consulting team. It gives an overview of open source best practices based on their work with more than 300 companies, from startups to the world’s largest corporations. This sample chapter lays out the principles of Professional Open Source Management, defines “Open Source” in common terms, and provides the foundation for the rest of the course.
Topics in this chapter include:
• What is Open Source Software?
• Why do companies use OSS?
• Why is OSS faster, lower cost and more flexible?
• Operational challenges to using OSS
• OSS licenses, and more!
Learn the management principles that successful companies including Facebook, Intel, Microsoft, Nissan, Samsung, and others, use to gain a business advantage with open source software.