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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 January 2022 edition

Open Source training concepts
Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 2pm to 4pm CET

Agenda COOL January 2022 edition:

2:00pm to 2:45pm CET:

Basic lecture: How to raise Open Source awareness throughout a company, Jan Altenberg, OSADL

2:45pm to 3:30pm CET:

Advanced lecture: Concepts of company-wide Open Source training, Stéphane Rambaud Continental

3:30pm to 4:00pm CET:

Discussion and possibility to ask questions

Description COOL January 2022 edition:

It is now generally accepted that a company cannot simply start to use Open Source software in products but needs a strategy. Such strategy must, of course, be introduced in close collaboration between the management, legal department and other departments that may need to be included depending on the type of the company. And it is also generally accepted that a company-wide policy is needed to get everybody in a company who is involved in the handling of Open Source software acquainted with it. However, it may sometimes be ignored that the story does not stop at this point, but the next important step is to establish a concept of training courses, workshops and seminars to ensure that the policy is not only established but also followed. Such training concepts may need to be fine-tuned to a particular company, but there certainly are general rules and recommendations that can be given. Open Source training concepts are exactly the topic of this COOL session which is undertaken in the hope that others can learn from the experiences gained in a particular company. In the basic lecture Jan Altenberg, OSADL, will deal with strategies to raise awareness and motivate everybody in a company to actually attend such training courses while the advanced lecture on "Concepts of company-wide Open Source training" by Stéphane Rambaud, Continental, will tell how this can be done in a large corporation. Based on his practical experience, Stéphane will tell how company-wide Open Source trainings can be created, rolled-out and maintained. OSADL is very grateful to Stéphane for accepting the invitation to speak at COOL.

Recommended audience COOL January 2022 edition:

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

About the speakers of the COOL January 2022 edition:

- Jan Altenberg: Jan Altenberg 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 real-time Linux and real-time CORBA. From 2007 to 2019 he worked for Linutronix as a Consultant, Trainer and Head of Technical sales. From April 2019 to 2021 he worked as Open-Source Technology Expert and Open-Source Compliance Officer for Continental Automotive GmbH. Since October 2021 he works as Senior Legal Consultant and Embedded Systems Integrator at the Open Source Automation Development Lab (OSADL) eG. Jan 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).

- Stéphane Rambaud: Stéphane Rambaud has been working for 18 years in Automotive industry, from Software Project leader role with high focus on quality and Customer's relationship to Subcontract Manager role. That experience makes him realize the progression and benefits of Open Source usage in industry. Currently leading Open Source compliance in international projects, Stéphane is also highly involved in Continental FOSS community to define processes and documentation.

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