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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



Axel Metzger

Axel Metzger
Axel Metzger

Professor of law and internationally recognized expert on licensing and copyright law

Axel Metzger attended the universities of Hamburg, Germany, and Paris, France, studying law and graduating in 1998. He then wrote a thesis on "Rechtsgeschäfte über das Droit moral im deutschen und französischen Urheberrecht" in Munich, Germany, and in Paris, France.

In 2000, Metzger co-founded the private "Institute of legal aspects of Free and Open Source Software (ifrOSS)" and became one of the institute's managers.

Since 2000, Metzger is also teaching law at the Hamburg University and, since 2002, at the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University in Hannover, Germany.

In 2008, Prof. Axel Metzger was elected professor of the chair of law at the Institute of Legal Informatics of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University in Hannover, Germany.

"Open Source meets Industry" Congress on Open Source Software in the machine and automation industry

The OSADL seminar on "Software Patents and Open Source Licensing" took place on Friday, November 7, 2008 in Berlin, Germany. More information is available here.