OSS-100 Open Source Software Licenses – What You Need To Know

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Check out this course to learn more about how to:

  • Increase your awareness of OSS licensing.
  • Explain why licenses are important to you when using Open Source Software.
  • Identify some of the risks if you are unaware of OSS license requirements.
  • Explain how Sonatype’s Nexus Lifecycle can help you.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Target Audience

The target audience for this course is anyone looking to learn more about Open Source Software (OSS) licenses.

Estimated Time to Complete

30 minutes

System Requirements

There are no system requirements for this course.
The product version used in this course may be different than your own. The screens may have a different display, but the content and concepts remain generally the same.

Setting Expectations

We’ve designed this course to help you understand more about OSS licenses. It’s not intended to make you an expert. Instead, consider it a first step on your path to learning more.

Finally, the information presented is not intended as legal advice. Consult your company’s legal counsel for any decisions related to open source licensing.

Jerry Gergel
Jerry Gergel, Customer Success Engineer

Recently, Jerry Gergel (one of Sonatype’s awesome Customer Success Engineers) discussed Open Source Software licenses at the Nexus User Conference. The talk was a huge success, and now we’ve made it a full-featured learning module. We hope you enjoy.

Watch this video to learn more about this course.

Ratings and Reviews

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Posted 1 week ago
Great foundation on a topic that most developers don't really understand but should.

I have a much better understanding of the difference between open source licenses and the risk they can pose to companies who do not pay attention to what licenses might dwell in their applications.

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Posted 3 weeks ago
Theory and practice

A course with theoretical and practical session, with the possibility of trying what has been acquired

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Posted 1 month ago
Great course, very helpful

Very helpful in explaining OSS license and difference with Pro version

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Posted 1 month ago
So much I didn't know

This is an eye opener as to what problems can occur if OSS licensing is not paid attention to.

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Posted 1 month ago
Great overview of OSS Licensing!

For anyone who knows nothing of this subject and needs to understand the fundamentals, this course is ideal. I always believed Open Source Licensing just meant you could use it for free, but its not as simple as that and this course explains why.

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