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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....

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Jun 22, 2020

The course contains comprehensive knowledge about development methods in Open Source Software. I would recommend this course for anyone who is interested in OSS and wants to have a proper idea of it.

May 3, 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.

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By Mihir J

Aug 8, 2020

great course introduces to different aspects of open source project and communities

By Oldřich G

Aug 27, 2019

Great overview and good start to the topic of the Open Source Software Development.

By Agrawal H

Apr 26, 2020

Amazing course for anyone who wants to start contributing in Open Source Projects

By Adam H

Oct 15, 2021

Really good course. The instructor gives a thorough explination of the subject.

By Que M

Dec 1, 2019

Great material covered with a very thorough background of the history of Linux

By Efraín M M

Oct 23, 2020

Very good introduction to OSS and the importance of Open Source communities

By Hugo S

Mar 24, 2020

Very good overview of some of the OSS development practices and guidelines.

By Cristian S A

Aug 30, 2020

Great course to get introduced in the world OSS. I recommend this course!!

By Eliezer C A

Aug 11, 2020

gran curso, el dominio de el conocimiento ayuda con el limite de gráficos.

By Manikant R

Jun 1, 2020

Great course, I would be more good if the content was made more explained.

By Stephen S O A

Aug 26, 2021

A Good Course, I've learnt new things and am very glad to take the course

By Widasun W

Dec 31, 2020

very interesting course. learn lot of thing with attitude. Thank Mr.Jerry

By Kacper G

Jun 4, 2020

I would take this part as an induction. Well structured and to the point.

By Tejaswini K

Jun 7, 2020

Nice content. Really helpful to people who want to get started with OSS.

By Abhijit M

Apr 29, 2020

Nice course, nice plateform to learn thanks to coursera and the author

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.

By José A S T

Oct 6, 2020

You learn and understand many of thing about OSS. Good Experience


Aug 11, 2020

I got to learn the history and methods of development of the OSS.

By Utchchhwas S

Jul 21, 2020

Introduces you to the fascinating world of open-source software.


Feb 7, 2020

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

By yash m

Oct 30, 2020

It is a bit theoretical but really great for beginners like me.

By Gigi M D

Aug 8, 2020

Nice course to understand the basics of Open Source Software