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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Open Source Software

2 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 35 min)
10 videos
Introduction to Open Source Software Development Methods (Course 1)1m
Module 1 Overview1m
What Is Open Source Software?2m
What Is Proprietary Software?1m
Pragmatism vs Idealism1m
History of Open Source Software5m
Open Source Governance Models3m
Advantages of OSS7m
Successful OSS Projects5m
3 practice exercises
Open Source Software10m
Why Use Open Source Software?10m
Successful OSS Projects: Examples10m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

WORKING IN OSS PROJECTS

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 24 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
Contributing to OSS Projects4m
Tips for Successful Contributions3m
Continuous Integration6m
OSS Licenses and Legal Issues4m
Patents and Licenses2m
5 readings
Linux Kernel Continuous Integration Project: An Example1m
The Continuous Delivery Foundation1m
Choosing a License - Additional Resources10m
Combining Licenses2m
Selecting a License (Exercise)20m
3 practice exercises
Working in OSS Projects10m
Continuous Integration10m
OSS Licensing and Legal Issues10m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Building Better OSS Projects

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 14 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
5 videos
Leadership vs. Control2m
Why Do Many OSS Projects Fail?2m
Diversity in OSS4m
GitHub and Other Hosting Providers3m
2 readings
Create a GitHub Account (Exercise)15m
Open Source Software Development, Linux and Git Specialization Digital Badge10m
3 practice exercises
Leadership vs. Control and Why Projects Fail10m
Respecting and Encouraging Diversity in OSS10m
GitHub and Other Hosting Providers10m

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