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About the Course

In this course, we will define what open source software is, we will go over the history of open source software and what benefits it has provided to the world’s technology infrastructure over the decades. The course aims to teach you how to work in open source projects productively and gain a lot of benefits from it, and really understand what the advantages are. You will learn about collaboration best practices, and how to encourage diversity in open source projects. We will discuss the different licensing models that are available, as this will help you decide what the best license is for your project. We will talk about methods that are commonly used, such as Continuous Integration, and use of GitHub and other hosting providers as a central meeting place for open source projects, and we will provide some examples of successful open source projects....

Top reviews


May 04, 2020

Honestly, this course provide introduces the world of open source projects and development to anyone. It's really explanative and helpful. I suggest this to anyone who want to understand what OSS is.


May 04, 2019

Great introduction to OSS. It provides a good overview of its history and how it got started plus the basics of contributing to various OSS Projects.

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By Tushar M

Jan 28, 2020

The content is very friendly for a new comer to world of open source.


Jun 12, 2019

A good intro to open source society and relevant consensus and rules.

By Ted H

May 10, 2020

Great introduction to Linux and how the open source community works.

By Shikhar O

Mar 14, 2019

A good insight to the OSS community for those who are not initiated.


Feb 07, 2020

Jerry has done a service to the OSS community. Excellent course.


May 06, 2020

Good course on basics and ethics of working on OSS project


Apr 29, 2020

The course material is good and exercises are very helpful


Apr 23, 2020

EXcelllent Trainner, full bundel of knowledge, great sir


Sep 11, 2019

Didático, muito bom para entrar no universo open source.

By Meera M N

May 13, 2020

The course was good and everything was explained well.

By Harish K T

Aug 26, 2019

This is the best to learn & grasp better knowledge.

By Rodney K

Dec 02, 2019

Very good introduction in OSS Development Methods.

By Matthew A

Jan 14, 2020

A good intro to how and why open source is done.

By Mert D

Dec 09, 2019

Good explanation about Open Source Softwares

By Jean B

May 05, 2020

Wonderful introductory course from scratch

By Qari M K W

May 04, 2020

A good course for introduction to OSS

By Adel B

Apr 26, 2020

a great introduction to Linux and git

By Dipeshor S

Aug 22, 2019

This course is very much specialised

By Ravi P

May 09, 2020

Very Informative and Must Enroll

By Sagar k

Apr 21, 2020

The quality of content is great.


May 21, 2020

Glad to learn more about oss.

By Enrique C

Dec 19, 2019

Excellent Introduction to OSS

By Sagar J

Dec 08, 2019

Excellent Course for starters

By Floyd M

Oct 10, 2019

I have learnt a lot from this

By basanta b

Jun 30, 2019

Good ethical part of OSS,