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2023-11-12 12:00

Open Source License Obligations Checklists even better now

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2022-01-13 12:00

Phase #3 of OSADL project on OPC UA PubSub over TSN successfully completed

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Open Source OPC UA PubSub over TSN project phase #3 launched

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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 April 2023 edition

OSS Review Toolkit (ORT)
Wednesday, April 26, 2023, 2pm to 4pm CEST

Agenda COOL April 2023 edition:

2:00pm to 2:30pm CEST:

Theoretical part: Introduction to ORT and history, Sebastian Schuberth, Founder and Maintainer of ORT

2:30pm to 3:00pm CEST:

Practical part I: ORT setup at Bosch, Martin Nonnenmacher, Senior Software Engineer, Bosch.IO GmbH

3:00pm to 3:30pm CEST:

Practical part II: ORT setup at Porsche, Nikita Peters, Head of Open Source & Software Asset Management, Porsche AG

3:30pm to 4:00pm CEST:

Discussion and possibility to ask questions

Description COOL April 2023 edition:

When looking at obligations of Open Source licenses even at first glance, it becomes evident that the huge amount of documentation material that has to be provided cannot be gained manually. Instead, we need automated or at least semi-automated procedures. And when comparing the various different ways of how software packages are maintained and distributed today, it becomes evident that no single tool fits all. Instead, we need different approaches that correspond to a particular project and the particular ways of how the project incorporates Open Source software. In earlier COOL sessions and workshops, tools such as ScanCode and FOSSology have been presented and discussed in some depth. However, there is another important tool that certainly also needs to be mentioned: The OSS Review Toolkit (ORT). ORT probably is the most comprehensive tool as it consists of several different individual programs to disassemble a software package, extract licensing information, provide the related licensing material and compose an appropriate disclosure document.

OSADL is glad that Sebastian Schuberth, a founder and maintainer of the ORT project, accepted our invitation to introduce ORT and report on the history and the current status of the toolkit in the theoretical part of this COOL session. As always, a COOL session does not stop here, but practical recommendations and reports from everyday's life of using a tool are also provided. To be able to do so, OSADL gratefully acknowledges the participation of two software licensing specialists that have gained a lot of experience when using ORT in their companies. In particular, Martin Nonnenmacher, Senior Software Engineer at Bosch.IO GmbH and one of the lead developers of ORT, will report on using ORT at Bosch, and Nikita Peters, Head of Open Source & Software Asset Management at Porsche AG, will do so when using ORT at Porsche. As always, in the subsequent discussion round after the talks participants can ask questions and further benefit from the experience of the speakers.

Recommended audience COOL April 2023 edition:

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

About the speakers of the COOL April 2023 edition:

- Sebastian Schuberth, ORT Maintainer: Sebastian Schuberth is an Open Source evangelist and automation enthusiast. He has more than 20 years of experience with contributing to and maintaining Open Source projects on the one hand, and crafting proprietary software on the other hand. Consequently, Sebastian tries to bridge the gap between the Open Source and commercial worlds by working with companies to properly make use of Open Source software, contributing back, and creating own Open Source projects along with healthy communities. As a founder of the OSS Review Toolkit project, a central part of this is to automate the legal checks for compliance processes.

- Martin Nonnenmacher, Bosch.IO: Martin Nonnenmacher is one of the lead developers of the OSS Review Toolkit (ORT) and a contributor from the beginning of the project at HERE Technologies in 2017. He is now working in the Open Source team at Bosch.IO GmbH on all aspects of automating Open Source compliance for a large variety of build systems and environments. Martin is currently leading the development of the ORT server project which aims to ease the adoption of ORT and improve its scalability.

- Nikita Peters, Porsche: Nik Peters was able to live out his passion for software and technology already in his school days and eventually studied business informatics in Vienna and Mannheim. He then worked in various areas as a freelancer, business analyst and project manager for many years. He joined Porsche in 2018 as a project manager for Customer Relationship Management before taking over as Head of Open Source Office at the beginning of 2020. Since September 2022 he is heading the department Open Source Office & Software Asset Management at Porsche. Away from his main job, Nik is a passionate basketball (NBA) fan and loves spending time with his young daughter.

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 all COOL sessions will be made available after the event. Material of the basic lecture or, in this case, of the first lecture ("Rationale") will be publicly available, material of the advanced lecture or, in this case, of the second ("Realization") and the third ("Use") lecture 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 the advanced lectures or, in this case, of the second and third lecture)

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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