The Linux Foundation has announced the launch of Open Source Compliance Basics for Developers (LFC191), a course that is designed to provide software developers with knowledge about legal and licensing issues around building open source software. As the footprint of open source in the technology industry grows, compliance is becoming a core competency of a developer’s skill set and this course seeks to fill that gap. This announcement took place at the 2016 Collaboration Summit, and the course is licensed under a CC-BY-SA 4.0 license.
From the announcement:
LFC191 teaches developers about the central role of copyright in open source licensing, as well as important details on copyright law and patents as they apply to open source. The goal of the course is to help streamline the compliance process. Understanding how copyrights and licenses work and being able to clearly and accurately specify them is key to making sure that software is accepted into projects.
For more information, read the official announcement here.