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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 Manikant R

Jun 1, 2020

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

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

By Aneesh R U

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


May 6, 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 Jesús U G R

Jul 6, 2020

A good introduction for community methods and rules.

By Harish K T

Aug 26, 2019

This is the best to learn & grasp better knowledge.

By Priyansh B L

Sep 3, 2020

Well made course. All OSS basics are cleared well.

By Rodney K

Dec 2, 2019

Very good introduction in OSS Development Methods.

By Pablo V

Aug 23, 2020

Good content and a very good introduction to OSS

By shaghayegh k

Aug 17, 2020

I found this course very helpful and educational