2024-04-18 - 01:07

Dates and Events:

OSADL Articles:

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 January 2024 edition

Licensing Linux distributions: Snaps, Yocto and beyond
Wednesday, January 31, 2024, 2pm to 4pm CET

Agenda COOL January 2024 edition:

2:00pm to 2:20pm CET:

Basic lecture: Exhaustion of distribution rights: Copyrights, trademarks and other third-party rights, Dr. Carsten Emde, OSADL

2:20pm to 2:40pm CET:

Advanced lecture I: The challenge of licensing snaps, Caren Kresse, OSADL

2:40pm to 3:30pm CET:

Advanced lecture II: Licensing support by distro generators and what remains to be done, Jan Altenberg, OSADL

3:30pm to 4:00pm CET:

Discussion and possibility to ask questions

Description COOL January 2024 edition:

The story of redistributing an entire Linux distribution looks easy at first glance: When a distribution is forwarded unmodified and uninstalled, the principle of exhaustion applies and the original manufacturer has to comply with the license conditions. In contrast, if a company modifies, installs or otherwise manipulates a Linux distribution, a new work is created and license obligations must be fulfilled by the company. This was already treated in depth in a previous COOL session in April 2021.

However, with the advent of container technologies such as Docker, snaps or similar implementations and the increased use of distro generators the story needs to be retold. What particularities are to be considered when distributing such systems? Are there any ways to simplify or aggregate licensing tasks? And how can distro generators help with license obligations? How far does their support really go? These and many other questions will be answered in this COOL session that starts with a refresher on the background of copyright law with respect to the principle of exhaustion and is followed by a pragmatic approach to licensing snaps and images created by distro generators.

Recommended audience COOL January 2024 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 January 2024 edition:

- Dr. Carsten Emde, OSADL: Carsten Emde has a long history of professional activities in the field of software development, system integration and training, particularly for embedded system software. Carsten is specialized on graphical user interface, robotics, real-time systems and on legal and business aspects of using Open Source software in industry. He has been managing OSADL since its foundation in 2005.

- 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.

- Jan Altenberg, OSADL:  Jan Altenberg has more than 20 years of experience in developing and maintaining Embedded Linux systems. Jan 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 Jan works as Senior Open Source Consultant and Embedded Systems Integrator at the Open Source Automation Development Lab (OSADL) eG. Jan is a frequent speaker on several conferences. He has been awarded with the "best speaker award" at the Embedded Software Engineering Congress in Sindelfingen (Germany) several times.

Past COOL webinars

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2024

2023

2022

2021

2020


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 will be publicly available, material of the advanced lecture 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)

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.

Questions?

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