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HOT - Heidelberg OSADL Talks 2019

Spring date 1: Monday, March 25, 2019 (completely booked out)
Spring date 2: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Fall date: Monday, September 23, 2019
ConferenceCenter, Technologiepark Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 582, 2nd floor
69120 Heidelberg/Germany
09:00 - 17:00

AgendaRegistration - Presentations (member or participant login required)

What is HOT?

HOT = Heidelberg OSADL Talks are open information events that take place several times a year in Heidelberg. Participants will get an overview of the fundamental legal and technical aspects when using Open Source software in industrial products and will learn how OSADL can provide support.

Download the HOT flyer

In English language   In German language



Who can attend HOT?

  • Employees of OSADL member companies whose in-house OSADL information day took place some time ago and who would like to get an update on current OSADL projects and services.
  • New employees of OSADL member companies who are connected with Open Source software and who do not yet know OSADL and its services.
  • Companies that are not yet OSADL members and whose employees want to get acquainted with OSADL, its projects and services and get to know OSADL better before or in addition to an in-house OSADL information day for their company.

When and where does HOT take place?

HOT takes place several times a year. The 2019 dates are:

  • Spring date 1: Monday, March 25, 2019 (completely booked out)
  • Spring date 2: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
  • Fall date: Monday, September 23, 2019

Participants may select a date that suits best when registering.

HOT will be held at the TP ConferenceCenter in Heidelberg Technology Park, Im Neuenheimer Feld 582 in 69120 Heidelberg/Germany.

What is the agenda for HOT?

  • 8:30 - 9:00: Get-together

Morning session 9:00 - 12:30

  • What is Open Innovation, what is Open Source?
    • What exactly is Open Source software?
    • Can a company protect its intellectual property despite using Open Source software?
    • Economic aspects of Open Source software, etc.
  • Basics of international copyright right law
    • Berne Convention and its international harmonization
    • Significance of copyright law for software licensing, etc.
  • Legal and practical aspects of copying and distributing Open Source software
    • Open Source licenses, copyleft, derivative work, etc.
    • License compliance as a general requirement of company compliance and how OSADL can help: 
      • OSADL License Compliance Audit (LCA)
      • OSADL Scanbook
      • FAQ
      • Legal assessments
      • OSADL Open Source License Obligations Checklists, etc

Afternoon session 13:30 - 17:00

  • History and functionality of Linux and real-time Linux
    • Real-time extensions compared to PREEMPT_RT
    • Functionalities of PREEMPT_RT
    • Linux Foundation RTL Collaborative Project, etc
  • Determination of the real-time properties of a Linux system, presentation of the OSADL QA Farm
    • Latency testing
    • Latency plots
    • Latency recording
    • Hardware latency detector
    • Quality test center
  • Presentation of current OSADL projects and services
    • Open Source OPC UA PubSub over TSN for the real-time Ethernet of the future
    • Open Source License Obligations Checklists Project
    • Open Source and safety certification, etc.
  • Further topics on request of the participants

Although HOT is designed with a stable layout, it may, however, include pertinent developments in the agenda topics.

What is the conference language of HOT?

The conference language of the Heidelberg OSADL Talks is English. If all participants are German-speaking, the lectures can also be held in German.

What are the participation fees of HOT?

Participation is free of charge.

The number of participants per event is limited to 40.

How can you register for HOT?

For registration please use the registration form available here: HOT registration.

Spring date 1 is completely booked out, registration is no longer possible.

For the spring date 2, please register before April 30, 2019.

For the fall date, please register before September 16, 2019.

Privacy policy

When you register for participation at the event you agree that the personal data you enter in the registration form will be processed at OSADL as necessary (see our privacy policy).

You may revoke this agreement at any time by email, mail or phone using the communication data provided at the imprint page, but this will also cancel your registration.

How to get to the TP ConferenceCenter of Heidelberg Technology Park

HOT will take place at the TP ConferenceCenter im Technologiepark Heidelberg (TP ConferenceCenter at Heidelberg Technology Park), Im Neuenheimer Feld 582 in 69120 Heidelberg/Germany.

By car:
A map to calculate directions to the TP ConferenceCenter im Technologiepark Heidelberg is available here. A limited number of parking spaces is available and will be reserved for HOT participants.

Public transportation:
The TP ConferenceCenter im Technologiepark Heidelberg is located about 2.5 kilometers away from Heidelberg main railway station. From there, the electric tram line RNV 24 direction „Handschuhsheim” takes about seven minutes (Please note that due to a major contruction site at Heidelberg main railway station, the tram departure station has been moved to stop "Hauptbahnhof West"). Please leave the tram at stop „Technologiepark”. The ConferenceCenter can be reached from there in a short walk. How to get to TP ConferenceCenter by public transportation. 


Please do not hesitate to contact us in case you have further questions:
Andrea Ruf
Phone.: +49 6221 98504 13