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πŸ‘‹ Welcome OSPO Career Path Repo

OSPO Career Path is a set of vendor-neutral, open source, and free courses created by folks from the TODO / OSPO community to support training inside the organization. Each course is intended to be modularized so the content is reusable in a piecemeal fashion.

The target audience of the OSPO Career path is intended to Open Source professionals that are in a role that manages, oversees, or guides the organization’s policies and/or contributions to open source projects. This includes:

  • Security, compliance, and licensing open source roles
  • Open Source developer relations, developer advocates, or community managers
  • Open Source project managers
  • Open Source leaders and general managers

πŸ“– OSPO Definition

Please read the OSPO Definition featured in the OSPO Glossary to learn more

🧩 OSPO Career Path Scope and Mission

The OSPO Career Path is led by participants from the OSPO Career Path Working Group. This working group has identified four different types of personas that engage in an OSPO at some level:

  • (1) Open Source / OSPO managers shaping the process within an organization
  • (2) Open Source / OSPO contributors within an organization (code and non-code contributors)
  • (3) Open Source / OSPO managers executing the process (e.g Project Managers, DevRels, etc)
  • (4) Software staff within an organization that is involved in using open source software

The scope of the OSPO Career Path focuses on persona (1) and (2) and works together with the LF Training & Certification team to turn the free modules developed in the working repo into future courses that will be part of the best practices catalog.

πŸš€ 2024 Roadmap

January - April May - August September - December
Finish content LFC115 Course in the working repo; Assign course instructors Β Launch LFC115 Course with LF Training; set up distribution campaign with LF Propose new course title and course outline

πŸ’‘ Theme Wishlist

Below is a set of topics that the working group brainstormed as the baseline to start developing the career path. While some of the courses shared here already exist, others will need to be created from scratch or include additional sections to be customized for open source managers and worker contributors.

Open Source Strategy

  • Building Effective Open Source Programs
  • Open Source Management & Strategy

Policy and Compliance

  • Open Source Program Office Essentials
  • OpenChain Conformance Training
  • Open Source Standards Essentials

Community Engagement & Contribution

  • Open Source Community Management
  • Building Effective Open Source Programs
  • Open Source Contribution Fundamentals

Legal Support

  • Open Source Licensing Basics (for Developers)
  • Open Source License Compliance (for Lawyers)

Security Support

  • Open Source Security Essentials (for Developers)
  • Open Source Security Essentials (for Managers)

Technical Integration

  • Open Source Development with Git

πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ Contribute

OSPO Career Path Working Groupis dedicated to build an OSPO Career Path composed of different modules on open source strategy, project governance, compliance, and community engagement from beginner to advanced. This team meets bi-monthly on Tuesdays (the invite link is sent via their mailing list) and is open to everyone willing to help build a training path for open source managers (those shaping the policies and processes) and open source contributors within an organization (both code and non-code contributors).

πŸ‘©β€βš–οΈ License

All code is offered under the Apache 2.0 and documentation is offered under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License:


πŸ“– OSPO Career Path - Training Courses




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