Linux Foundation Releases Business Open Source Basics eBook

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZD Net | February 15, 2017

​Want to know how your business can get the most from open source? This free ebook can help. Developers know that open source is great. Even Microsoft is now on the open-source bandwagon. But, outside of the IT department, many companies don't understand why and how open source can help their businesses. The Linux Foundation has the answers you need in its new free Open Source Software Basics ebook.

"Organizations have begun to realize that as they adopt more open-source software, they need to establish processes for everything from selecting software -- to deploying it, to ensuring license compliance," said Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin at the Open Source Leadership Summit in Lake Tahoe, Calif. "The benefits of adopting and contributing back to open source are immense, but more education is required to fully realize those advantages."

This book helps business executives, the legal team, software architects, software developers, software maintainers, and product managers understand open source's key aspects. It's based on content from the LFC210 - Fundamentals of Professional Open Source Management training course. Here's the kind of information you'll find in the book...