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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

OSADL Special Events

COOL - Compact OSADL Online Lectures

Online event

What is COOL?

COOL - Compact OSADL Online Lectures: Open Source meets Industry

  • COOL is an OSADL webinar series.
  • COOL takes place regularly once a month and covers new and state-of-the-art topics on Open Source software in industry, either on legal or on technical aspects.
  • COOL editions each consist of two lectures covering a special "Open Source meets industry" topic followed by a discussion round. The first "basic" lecture provides basic knowledge with regard to the respective topic and the second "advanced" lecture dives deeper into the topic and highlights special aspects. The discussion round gives all participants the possibility to ask questions and discuss with the respective speakers and the audience.
  • COOL speakers are OSADL experts on the one hand and external specialists on the other hand who kindly agreed to share their expert knowledge on the respective topic.
  • COOL is a virtual event. The lectures are held by live video streams. Speakers will be available for questions and discussion in a video conference which will take part subsequent to the live video streams.
  • COOL in general is designed to provide support how to best and compliantly use Open Source software in industry.

COOL February 2021 edition

License compliance policy
Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 2pm to 4pm CET

(This event has passed. Thank you to all attendees who joined COOL virtually)

Agenda COOL February 2021 edition:

2:00pm to 2:45pm CET: 

Basic lecture: Current status of the OSADL Open Source Policy Template
Caren Kresse, OSADL

2:45pm to 3:30pm CET: 

Advanced lecture: Example how a company can profit from the OSADL Open Source Policy Template
Jan Altenberg, Continental Automotive GmbH

3:30pm to 4:00pm CET: 

Discussion and possibility to ask questions

Description COOL February 2021 edition:

Experience from more than 10 years of providing assistance in fulfilling license obligations of Open Source software has shown that most difficulties could have been overcome much easier if a company-wide policy had been established. On the other hand, to establish such a policy is not that easy, because the particular knowledge is not yet wide-spread available. Therefore and since it is a typical community project, OSADL has started a project to provide all the bits and pieces that are required to establish such a policy. It not only consists of a template to actually create the policy itself but also teaching and training material to understand the underlying background of copyright law. Caren Kresse, who leads this project at OSADL, will present the Open Source Policy template and show participants of this COOL edition how the template can best be used. So far, this is only the theory. In the advanced lecture we would like to give some more insight into the practice of introducing a policy in a real world scenario. Therefore we are very glad that Jan Altenberg has accepted our invitation to talk about how a company can profit from the OSADL Policy template.

Recommended audience COOL February 2021 edition:

Open Source officers, software developers and system integrators, internal and external legal advisors, purchase department employees who deal with Open Source software, employees of QA departments, etc.

Speakers of the COOL February 2021 edition:

Caren Kresse: Caren holds a Master degree in Physics. Already during her studies she used and appreciated the large amount of Open Source software and she became acquainted with all aspects of Open Source communities. In particular, she specialized on legal aspects of conveying Open Source software and has been working on various aspects of Open Source license compliance with OSADL since 2018. Among others, she leads the OSADL Open Source Policy project and is deeply involved in the OSADL License Obligations Checklists project.

Jan Altenberg: Jan has more than 15 years of experience in developing and maintaining Embedded Linux systems. He studied information technologies at the University of Cooperative Education in Stuttgart (Germany). From 2002 - 2006 he was involved in the OCEAN project, a european research project, which defined an open controller platform based on Realtime Linux and Realtime CORBA. From 2007 to 2019 he worked for Linutronix as a Consultant, Trainer and Head of Technical sales. Since april 2019 he's working as Open-Source Technology Expert and Open-Source Compliance Officer for Continental Automotive GmbH. He is a frequent speaker on several conferences. In 2014, 2018 and 2019 he has been awarded with the "best speaker award" at the embedded software engineering congress in Sindelfingen (Germany).

Upcoming COOL webinars

Upcoming COOL webinars in the first half of 2024:

  • May to August 2024: COOL summer break
  • COOL will be continued in September 2024 (more information will be available here soon)

Past COOL webinars

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Please click on the respective COOL edition in order to display the full agenda and more details about the lectures and the respective guest speakers.

Download of COOL overview September - December 2023 as PDF file (v4)
Download of COOL overview January to May 2023 as PDF file
Download of COOL overview September to December 2022 as PDF file
Download of COOL overview January to May 2022 (new - v7) as PDF file
Download of COOL overview September - December 2021 as PDF file
Download of COOL overview January - May 2021 as PDF file

COOL conference language

The COOL sessions will be in English language.

COOL registration

Please use the online registration form to register for a particular COOL edition: Online registration form.
The access data will be sent to the registered participants shortly before the event.

COOL participation fee

Participation in COOL is free of charge.

COOL feedback

We would appreciate if participants of COOL completed and submitted the following feedback questionnaire in order to better meet their requirements and consider their suggestions in future events: Feedback sheet. Thanks in advance.

COOL presentations

The presentations and video clips of COOL will be made available after the event. Material of basic lectures will be publicly available, material of advanced lectures will be available exclusively for OSADL members or participants with login.

COOL Presentations and video clips (Member or participant login required to display material of advanced lectures)

Privacy policy

When you register for participation in 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.


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