Introduction to Open Source Development, Git, and Linux

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Introduction to Open Source Development, Git, and Linux

Learn how to develop open-source software. This course focuses on open source software, an introduction to Linux systems, and the use of Git, the revision control system.

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Who should take this course?

This course is for developers with experience working on any operating system who want to understand the basics of open source development and starting to learn Linux. Experience with the command line is not necessary but would be helpful.

Introduction to Open Source Development, Git, and Linux Overview

The course surveys how open source software works, including the advantages of using it, methods of working in OSS communities, governance models, and licensing choices. It delves into Linux systems, including installation, desktop environments, text editors, important commands and utilities, command shells and scripts, file systems, and compiling software. It also provides a thorough introduction to Git, the source control system that arose out of the Linux kernel community, that enables widely distributed development to operate efficiently.

This Introduction to Open Source Development, Git, and Linux course will prepare you to work comfortably and productively in open source development communities and Linux environments. It shows you have mastered important Linux methods and requisite tools, can use Git to create new repositories or clone existing ones, commit new changes, review revision histories, examine differences with older versions, work with different branches, merge repositories, and work with a distributed development team.

Experience Level: Beginner

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