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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 November 2023 edition

EU Cyber Resilience Act (CRA) - Current status of the draft and how companies should prepare for it
Wednesday, November 22, 2023, 2pm to 4pm CET

Agenda COOL November 2023 edition:

2:00pm to 2:30pm CET:

Part I: EU Cyber Resilience Act (CRA): How to handle vulnerabilities, Dr. Jan-Oliver Wagner, Founder and CEO of Greenbone AG

2:30pm to 3:00pm CET:

Part II: A legal take on the draft EU Cyber Resilience Act (CRA), Dr. Till Jaeger, JBB Rechtsanwälte

3:00pm to 3:30pm CET:

Part III: FOSS and the EU Cyber Resilience Act (CRA): Compliance overlap, Caren Kresse, OSADL

3:30pm to 4:00pm CET:

Discussion and possibility to ask questions

Description COOL November 2023 edition:

When computer networking was invented it certainly was not imaginable that one day more than a billion computers would be connected in wide area networks to each other and that, in theory, even a single offender could harm all of them. Therefore protection against attacks from network was not on the agenda for a long time. This has changed dramatically, and security is nowadays on the top of many agendas. However, taking care of security was often only considered by companies' good will, since legal regulations either did not exist or were not enforced. The overwhelming increase in security issues that has left to a noticeable impact on companies' revenues has alarmed legislation, particularly in the EU, and the Cyber Resilience Act (CRA) is about to enter into force. Since companies are threatened in case of non-compliance with fines in the amount of a considerable percentage of the turnover, already the draft of the CRA has evoked a lot of attention and long-time needed strategies to act in a responsible and appropriate way finally need to be implemented without delay. Therefore this COOL session wants to analyze the already known and expectable content of the draft and provide some first practical recommendations how to cope with it. In particular, the handling of Open Source software and the question of liability for it will be discussed.

Recommended audience COOL November 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 November 2023 edition:

- Dr. Jan-Oliver Wagner, Founder and CEO of Greenbone AG: Through his studies in applied system sciences and his research work in mathematical simulation models, Jan has come to know and appreciate transparency and openness as key factors for both successful science and successful software products. Right after his studies in the late 90s, he started entrepreneurship and specialized in various IT security topics until 2008, when he founded and led Greenbone, an IT security company entirely dedicated to vulnerability management solutions. Making Greenbone a market leader through the principles of transparency, openness and trust is driving him with the passion to turn technology into customer value.

- Dr. Till Jaeger, Partner of JBB Rechtsanwälte: Till Jaeger has been a partner at JBB Rechtsanwaelte since 2001. He is a Certified Copyright and Media Law Attorney and advises large and medium-sized IT businesses as well as government authorities and software developers on matters involving contracts, licensing and IP rights. Established in 1999, JBB Rechtsanwaelte is a law firm dealing with legal matters arising out of the complex high-tech, entertainment and information technology industry.

One particular focus of Till Jaeger's work is on the legal issues created by Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). He is co-founder of the Institute for Legal Aspects of Free & Open Source Software (ifrOSS), contributing to its work with academic publications, lectures and seminars in the fields of software law and copyright law. He provides advice on compliance with Open Source licenses and on compatibility issues, and helps developers and software companies to enforce licenses both in Germany and abroad.

Till Jaeger is general counsel of OSADL.

He represented the project in several lawsuits to enforce the GPL and has published several articles and books related to legal questions of Free and Open Source Software (among them Jaeger/Metzger, Open Source Software - Rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen der Freien Software, 5th ed. Munich 2020, and Van den Brande/Coughlan/Jaeger - The International FOSS Law Book, 2nd ed Munich 2014). He was member of the Committee C in the GPLv3 drafting process.

- Caren Kresse, OSADL: Caren Kresse 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, Caren leads the OSADL Open Source Policy project and is deeply involved in the OSADL License Obligations Checklists project. Furthermore, she maintains the OSADL Container Base Image and the project page for the OSSelot curation database where she also contributes curated compliance data.

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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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
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