Coding for Everyone

Open-Source Software (COD09)

Libraries are a cornerstone of any community. Allowing anyone to read a book free of charge makes reading accessible. Libraries don’t make a profit because they’re for the collective good of humanity – there to spread knowledge and literacy to anyone who wants it.

Open-source software is kind of like a library, except without the late fees - software, free for anyone to download and use for the benefit of all. Many businesses use open-source software because it’s cheap and reliable, allowing even 1-person companies to keep their costs down while they find their footing. This course will give you a basic guide to open-source, so you can decide if it’s suitable for your business needs.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

• Define open-source software and its uses
• Explain the benefits of using open-source software
• Recognize common issues that open-source software can have

Why take this course?

Open-source software is widespread in its use nowadays, so getting to grips with what it means is essential. Suitable for business owners and operational leaders, this course will give you a foundational understanding of open-source software. You’ll learn how it can be implemented and what benefits or drawbacks it can have.

10 mins | SCORM | Infographic

  • Open-Source Software
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: 3 years