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2023-11-12 12:00

Open Source License Obligations Checklists even better now

Import the checklists to other tools, create context diffs and merged lists

2023-03-01 12:00

Embedded Linux distributions

Results of the online "wish list"

2022-01-13 12:00

Phase #3 of OSADL project on OPC UA PubSub over TSN successfully completed

Another important milestone on the way to interoperable Open Source real-time Ethernet has been reached

2021-02-09 12:00

Open Source OPC UA PubSub over TSN project phase #3 launched

Letter of Intent with call for participation is now available


OSADL Special Events

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COOL - Compact OSADL Online Lectures 2020

COOL is a new OSADL webinar series. COOL is intended to take place regularly once a month and covers current as well as recurring topics around Open Source software in industry.  COOL webinars are held in English language. Participation is free of cost.

Past COOL webinars in 2020:

event page
- Registration - Presentations and video clips (Member or participant login required to display material of advanced lectures)

SPS Connect 2020 - The virtual industry meeting

Due to the ongoing Corona pandemic, SPS 2020 will be held only virtually, and the latest trends and innovations in the field of automation will this year be presented in the virtual platform of the exhibition SPS Smart Production Solutions - the SPS Connect. The focus will be on connecting exhibitors and visitors, manufacturers and users and a varied program of lectures on current industry topics.

OSADL, "THE COMMUNITY" for Open Source software in industry, will be exhibitor of the SPS Connect 2020 and will present its services and solutions there. Would you like to learn all about the ways Open Source software can successfully and compliantly be used in automation industry? Then visit us at this digital meeting place and take the opportunity to exchange ideas with us regardless of where you are located.

SPS Connect Roadmap:

  • The "official" SPS Connect with the lecture program will take place from November 24 to 26, 2020.
  • All registered visitors will have access to the platform from the beginning of November up to and including December 31, 2020. This means that registered visitors can obtain information about the exhibitors and their products and chat with the exhibitors even before the regular date of the event and also afterwards.
  • Appointments for virtual meetings between visitors and exhibitors can be arranged and held via the platform in the period from November 16 to December 4, 2020. The virtual meetings take place directly on the platform, so no additional software needs to be installed.

We would be pleased to meet you online at the SPS Connect 2020 and present our services to you! You may use our discount code SPS2XCNOSA to get a free visitor ticket to the SPS Connect. The discount code will be redeemed in the ticket shop (link see below) at the end of the order process.

Link to OSADL at the SPS Connect - Link Website SPS Connect - Link to SPS Connect ticket shop

HOT - Heidelberg OSADL Talks 2020

HOT = Heidelberg OSADL Talks are open information events that take place several times a year and will give an overview of the fundamental legal aspects (Legal HOT) and technical aspects (Technical HOT) when using Open Source software in industrial products.
Spring dates: April 28, 2020 (Legal HOT), April 29, 2020 (Technical HOT) - Virtual, by live video streams (These events have passed)
Fall dates: September 29, 2020 (Legal HOT), September 30, 2020 (Technical HOT) - Virtual, by live video streams and video conference (These events have passed)

Program - Registration - Presentations spring HOTPresentations and video clips fall HOT (Member or participant login required to display video clips)

Virtual OSADL Networking Week 2020

The OSADL Networking Day 2020 was initially scheduled to take place on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 as a one-day conference in person in Heidelberg/Germany. Unfortunately, due to the cirumstances caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, this is no longer possible. So it was decided to transform the OSADL Networking Day into a virtual OSADL Networking Week which will take place from Monday, June 22 to Thursday, June 25, 2020 with live video stream sessions alternately in the morning and afternoon, each session including a subsequent discussion via video conference. The topic of the OSADL Networking Week 2020 will be "Open Source Policy: What is it and who needs it?" We hereby would like to cordially invite all OSADL regular, associate and academic members to participate at this virtual event.

OSADL Networking Week pageAgenda - Registration - Presentations (member or participant login required)

OSADL General Assembly 2020 / OSADL Generalversammlung 2020

The OSADL Ordinary General Assembly 2020 will take place on Thursday, June 25, 2020 in virtual form.

Die ordentliche Generalversammlung 2020 des OSADL findet am Donnerstag, 25. Juni 2020 in virtueller Form statt.

General Assembly page with agenda in EnglishGeneralversammlungsseite mit Tagesordnung auf deutsch - Presentations OSADL General Assembly/Präsentationen OSADL Generalversammlung (Member login required/Mitgliederlogin erforderlich)

Two-Day Software Scanning Workshop: How to reach Open Source license compliance with FOSSology – Legal and practical aspects


The Two-Day Software Scanning Workshop: How to reach Open Source license compliance with FOSSology – Legal and practical aspects will take place on March 31 and April 1, 2020 in Heidelberg/Germany. The workshop language will be English.

Please note that the second workshop day on April 1, 2020 is already booked out and that from now on registration is only possible for the first workshop day on March 31, 2020, which is thought for interested parties who want to gain basic knowledge or a first impression of software scanning.

Workshop pageAgenda first workshop dayAgenda second workshop day - Registration - Map - Presentations (member or participant login required)

Embedded World Exhibition 2020

The embedded world Exhibition 2020 will take place from February 25 to 27, 2020 in Nuremberg/Germany. Would you like to learn about the ways Open Source software can successfully be used in the automation industry, particularly in a license-compliant way? Then do not miss the OSADL booth in hall 4 / 4-168.

Order your voucher code for free admission to the embedded world Exhibition at ew-ticketª

We are looking forward to meeting you in Nuremberg.

OSADL Workshop: IT für Juristen (IT for Lawyers)

Booked out

The OSADL Workshop: IT für Juristen (IT for Lawyers) will take place on January 23, 2020 in Heidelberg, Germany. The number of seats of this workshop is limited to 12. The workshop will be held in German language.

Program -  Registration (booked out) - Map - Presentations (member or participant login required)