Locating Resources

Training options available for open source software products become more formal as the user community grows. Early training alternatives are often informal tutorials, designed for specific product uses, with no effort expended to make the material generally applicable. As an open source product increases its user base and is used by commercial IT organizations, commercial training alternatives spring up, because IT organizations are willing to invest capital in employee training. The traditional life cycle of open source product training moves from user-created, informal, specific materials to professionally developed, generally oriented offerings. Overall, there are five options available for training an organization's employees. ...

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