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OSADL Special Events

OSADL Special Events

Conference: "Open Source meets Industry" at the Hannover Fair 2009

Learn what Open Source means in the everyday's routine of a company

Open Source meets Industry

Open Source software such as the Linux operating system has gained wide acceptance in the machine and automation industry. But introducing Open Source into a company may have an impact on the way people interact and collaborate. In addition, legal procedures, business plans and marketing strategies may need to be adapted. Let's assume a company is planning to use, develop and distribute Open Source software. What must be considered?

To answer this question, OSADL is organizing a conference on Open Source and Linux in the industry at the Hannover Fair 2009. The conference will take place in the Pavilion of the Robotation Academy (Pavilion 36, map and directions, layout plan). It will be held in German language.

Program, Wednesday, April 22, 2009

10:00 - 10:30 Welcome notes and introduction to the conference

10:00 Welcome note of the Deutsche Messe AG, Thomas Rilke, Director of Industrial Automation of the Deutsche Messe AG

10:10 Welcome note of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA), Claus Oetter, Deputy Managing Director, Software Association of the VDMA

10:20 Introduction to the conference, Dr. Carsten Emde, Open Source Automation Development Lab (OSADL) eG

10:30 - 16:45 Conference "Our company is planning to use, develop and distribute Open Source software. What do we need to consider?"

10:30 Sociological aspects, Dr. Sabine Pfeiffer, Institut für Sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung e.V. München
"What is the impact of using Open Source software in a company on the way people interact which each other?"

11:15 Socio-economical aspects, Dr. Gerd Sebald, Institut für Soziologie, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
"How does the concept of Open Knowledge work?"

12:00 Lunch break

13:00 Practical/technical aspects, Dr. Carsten Emde, Open Source Automation Development Lab (OSADL) eG
"What are the practical and technical prerequisites for a company to use Open Source software and to contribute to it?"

13:30 Legal aspects, Dr. Till Jaeger, jbb Rechtsanwälte, Berlin
"What is an Open Source license, how does it affect contracts and what has it to do with patents?"

14:15 Licensing aspects, Oliver Winzenried, Wibu-Systems, Karlsruhe
"Open Source and protection of intellectual property, contradiction or complement?"

14:45 Coffee break

15:15 Business aspects, Thomas Gleixner, Linutronix GmbH, Uhldingen
"How does the Open Source business model work?"

16:00 Strategic aspects, Rüdiger Eikmeier, Ethernet Powerlink Standardization Group (EPSG), Berlin
"How does Open Source affect a company's marketing activities and competition?"

16:45 End of the conference

Entrance fees

The entrance fee includes access to the conference, access to the Hannover Fair 2009 during the entire exhibition (April 20 to 24, 2009) and a free ticket to use local public transportation in the same time. In addition, lunch and beverages are included.


Entrance fee (euros)


incl. VAT




OSADL Associate Members



Students with a valid ID



Regular OSADL Members



Payment can be made via bank transfer or credit card. Please use the Internet form to register.


The conference is organized in close collaboration with the Hannover Fair, the Robotation Academy and the German Engineering Federation (VDMA).

German Engineering Federation