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CPE 1308 Free and Open Source Software: Legal Essentials

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Given the prevalence of free and open source software (F/OSS), there is a remarkable lack of knowledge about key F/OSS best practices and other business/risk management tools.  Every executive and manager should become apprised of these critical issues.

This course provides practical tips and approaches to help you evaluate the issues related to the legal concerns and risks associated with free and open source software. At the end of this course you should be able to:

+ Describe the issues related to free and open source software security.

+ Explain what “cloud computing” is and its benefits.

+ Understand the relationship free and open source software has with international standards.

+ Explain how a free and open source software audit is conducted.

+ List top free and open source software programs and their benefits.

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Unlimited: $ 94

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Instructor

Dr. Wesley E. Donahue, PE, PMP

Wesley E. Donahue, Ph.D., PE, PLS, PMP, 6σ Black Belt (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), is the course Master Instructor. Formerly, he was the director of Penn State Management Development, a self-supporting provider of education and training services to business and industry clients around the world. Before joining Penn State, he was co-founder and executive vice president of a manufacturing and specialty engineering firm; manager of corporate development and international manager of technology for a Fortune 200 company; and, professional associate of a worldwide provider of technical management professional services.

Given the prevalence of free and open source software (F/OSS), there is a remarkable lack of knowledge about key F/OSS best practices and other business/risk management tools.  Every executive and manager should become apprised of these critical issues.

This course provides practical tips and approaches to help you evaluate the issues related to the legal concerns and risks associated with free and open source software. At the end of this course you should be able to:

+ Describe the issues related to free and open source software security.

+ Explain what “cloud computing” is and its benefits.

+ Understand the relationship free and open source software has with international standards.

+ Explain how a free and open source software audit is conducted.

+ List top free and open source software programs and their benefits.

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