An Introduction to Free and Open Source Software

March 14, 2012 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

This webinar will introduce the ideas behind free and open source software, both for users and for developers. We will tour the basic licence types and discuss the development and membership of communities around free and open source software. We will also look at how to assess open source solutions that you may be considering.


Sander van der Waal, Service manager, OSS Watch

What will you learn or take away?

Having attended this session, you will be able to answer the question: "What is free and open source software, and how it it useful?"

You will understand the basic types of licence, and how to assess a piece of free or open source software.

Who is this webinar aimed at?

Software developers
Software users