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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


How to join

Regular member of the cooperative

OSADL is a registered cooperative and invites individuals and companies from all over the world to join in as regular member of the cooperative. To become a regular member is straightforward:

  1. Download the declaration of membership from below, have it completed and signed by someone who has the right to do so and send it to OSADL.
  2. Acquire one, two or three cooperative shares each of 1,000 euros to become Bronze, Silver or Gold member, respectively.
  3. Start to use and enjoy the many legal and technical services OSADL is providing to facilitate conveying Open Source software in industrial products.
  4. Pay the annual contribution as flat-rate service fee in the amount of 8,000 euros per share. Months of the year that have already passed are not counted.


The OSADL by-laws are available in PDF format; the original version in German can be downloaded from here. An English version is also available.

Cooperation within OSADL and between OSADL members is based on a guide to anti-trust law that was accepted by all existing OSADL members and must be acknowledged by future members. The original version in German can be downloaded from here. An English version is also available.


Associate members

In addition, OSADL has associate members - base level for start-ups and small companies, Bronze, Silver and Gold level for other companies who do not want to become a member of the cooperative and organization for organizations. More information as well as the respective application forms are available here:



Academic members

Universities and other academic institutes are invited to join in the OSADL community as academic member. More information as well as the application form are available here: