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CPE 1308 Free and Open Source Software: Legal Essentials

CPE 1308 Free and Open Source Software: Legal Essentials

  • Instructor: Dr. Wesley E. Donahue, PE, PMP

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.