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Introduction to Open Source Development, Git, and Linux (LFD201)


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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Module 1. Course Introduction
Module 2. Open Source Software (OSS)
Module 3. Why Use Open Source Software?
Module 4. Examples of Successful OSS Projects
Module 5. How to Work in OSS Projects
Module 6. Continuous Integration
Module 7. OSS Licensing and Legal Issues
Module 8. Leadership vs Control and Why Projects Fail
Module 9. Respecting and Encouraging Diversity in OSS
Module 10. GitHub and Other Hosting Providers
Module 11. Linux and the Operating System
Module 12. Graphical Environments and Interfaces
Module 13. System Administration
Module 14. Getting Help
Module 15. Text Editors
Module 16. Shells, bash, and the Command Line
Module 17. Filesystem Layout, Partitions, Paths and Links
Module 18. System Initialization
Module 19. Memory
Module 20. Networking
Module 21. Command Details
Module 22. Users and Groups
Module 23. Linux Filesystems
Module 24. Essential Command Line Tools
Module 25. Bash Scripting
Module 26. Files and Filesystems
Module 27. Compiling, Linking, and Libraries
Module 28. Java Installation and Environment
Module 29. Building RPM and Debian Packages
Module 30. Introduction to Git
Module 31. Git Installation
Module 32. Git and Revision Control Systems
Module 33. Using Git: An Example
Module 34. Git Concepts and Architecture
Module 35. Managing Files and the Index
Module 36. Commits
Module 37. Branches
Module 38. Diffs
Module 39. Merges
Module 40. Managing Local and Remote Repositories
Module 41. Using Patches
Module 42. Advanced Git Interfaces: Gerrit

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

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