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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

"Open Proof" for Railway Safety Software A Potential Way-Out of Vendor Lock-in Advancing to Standardization, Transparency, and Software Security

Klaus-Rüdiger Hase, DB Netz AG

“Open Proof” (OP) is a new approach for safety and security critical systems and a further development of the “Open Source Software” (OSS) movement, not just applying OSS licensing concepts to the final software products itself, but also to the entire life cycle and all software components involved, including tools, documentation for specification, verification, implementation, maintenance and in particular including safety case documents. A potential field of applying OP could be the European Train Control System (ETCS) the new signaling and Automatic Train Protection (ATP) system to replace some 20 national legacy signaling systems in all over the European Union. The OP approach might help manufacturers, train operators, infrastructure managers as well as safety authorities alike to eventually reach the ambitious goal of an unified fully interoperable and still affordable European Train Control and Signaling System, facilitating fast and reliable cross-border rail traffic at state of the art safety and security levels.