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OSADL Special Events

OSADL Special Events

OSADL Networking Day 2024

CRA compliance for embedded systems:
Theory and practice

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

The OSADL Networking Day will take place at:
Conference Center of DJH Youth Hostel Heidelberg International
Room "Heidelberg 1-3"
Tiergartenstraße 5
69120 Heidelberg, Germany
Get-together from 8:30am CEST
Start of the event: 9am CEST

AgendaHotel recommendationRegistration - Presentations and video clips (member or participant login required)


All regular, associate and academic OSADL members are cordially invited to participate in the OSADL Networking Day 2024 in Heidelberg, Germany. The idea of the event is to offer the OSADL community an opportunity to share their experiences with regard to using and distributing Free and Open Source software (FOSS) in products. This is best done by offering a good mix of conference-style talks on current topics with sufficiently long breaks for networking. The latter can then be continued during a visit to a cultural or technical event and remains the goal when the participants thereafter meet for dinner. It is a special pleasure to host the OSADL Networking Day as an in-person event in Heidelberg again, and the OSADL Team is looking forward to welcoming as many OSADL members as possible and, on request, a limited number of invited guests.

Conference session
This year, the conference part will focus on "CRA compliance for embedded systems: Theory and practice". As it is, however, rather impossible to cover this topic exhaustively in all its facets in one day, we have decided to present individual hightlights that encompass current legal background information as well as practical aspects of this topic. In particular, the presentations will center predominantly on aspects that have to be taken in mind when developing embedded systems. Following the presentations, a panel discussion with all speakers is planned, in which a special security case of an embedded system will be presented and discussed. We are pleased and grateful that the invited experts have accepted to participate and share their knowledge with us.

Evening event
Subsequent to the conference session, participants are cordially invited to a guided tour of the Heidelberg Castle, and the event will conclude with a joint dinner in a brewery restaurant in Heidelberg's Old Town.


Presentations and video clips will be made available here after the event (previous member or participant login required to display material)


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  • Jens Cordt, BSI - Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (Keynote): Jens Cordt has been working in  the department for Industrial automation and control systems at the german BSI for more than 10 years. He raises awareness of cyber security among manufacturers, integrators and operators in the context of industrial control system and is involved in the development of recommendations and good practices. These include the OPC UA security study and ICS security compendium provides by BSI.
  • 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.
  • Mirko Böhm, Linux Foundation Europe: Mirko Boehm is a free and Open Source software contributor, community manager, licensing expert and researcher, with contributions to major open source projects like the KDE Desktop (since 1997, including several years on the KDE e.V. board), the Open Invention Network, the Open Source Initiative and others. He is a visiting lecturer and researcher on free and open source software at the Technical University of Berlin. Mirko Boehm has a wide range of experience as an entrepreneur, corporate manager, software developer and German Air Force officer.  He joined the Linux Foundation in June 2023 as senior director for community development for Linux Foundation Europe, where he focuses on driving engagement and collaboration between all European open source stakeholders. Mirko speaks English and German and lives in the Berlin area.
  • Dr. Matthias Meyer, Fraunhofer IEM: Dr. Matthias Meyer is Division Manager of the "Software Engineering and IT Security" division and head of its department "Safe & Secure IoT Systems" at Fraunhofer IEM. Together with his team and in close cooperation with companies and research institutions, he researches processes, methods and tools that support organisations in the efficient development of safe and secure software-intensive systems following the paradigm of "(Safety &) Security by Design". Dr. Meyer is a member of the Bitkom Management Club and of the VDMA working group “Industrial Security”. Since its foundation in 2011, Dr. Meyer has contributed to the development of Fraunhofer IEM. Previously, he was Executive Manager in the Software Quality Lab and Researcher in the Software Engineering Group at Paderborn University.
  • Boris Waldeck, PHOENIX Contact Electronics GmbH: Dipl.-Ing. Boris Waldeck has extensive experience in the design and development of industrial controls. Since 2015, he has been working at PHOENIX CONTACT ELECTRONICS GmbH and is responsible for the Cyber Security of PLCnext Technology. In his role as Master Security Expert, he has significantly advanced the implementation of IEC 62443 in the field of automation components. Currently, Boris Waldeck is focusing on the implementation of the CRA in connection with the operator standard NIS2. In addition, he offers his expertise company-wide as a Product and Solution Security Expert, especially in the implementation of the SDL (Secure Development Lifecycle) and the development of secure automation components.
  • 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 Docker Base Image.

Conference language

The conference language of the 2024 OSADL Networking Day is English. All presentation material will be in English, too.

Evening event

approx. 16:35: Bus shuttle from DJH Youth Hostel to Heidelberg Castle, Schlosshof 1, 69117 Heidelberg
For those who wish to travel to the castle with their own car: Please note that direct access to the castle by car is currently not possible due to a construction related road closure (Neue Schlossstraße). The following alternative routes are available for vehicles: either via Klingenteichstraße or via Hausackerweg or via Gaiberger Weg. As an alternative, we recommend parking the car in the parking garage P12 (Kornmarkt) and taking the funicular railway (Zwingerstraße 20) to the castle.

17:15: Meeting point: "Historischer Fasskeller" in Heidelberg Castle. From there, start of guided Heidelberg Castle tour
Subsequent to the castle tour, participants may either walk down to the restaurant in the Old Town of Heidelberg, or, alternatively, take the bus that will bring participants to the restaurant (with stops at the DJH Youth Hostel for car pick-up and at Heidelberg railway main station).

From 19:30: Dinner at "Vetter's Alt Heidelberger Brauhaus", Steingasse 9, 69117 Heidelberg, Phone: 06221 - 165850

Nearest parking possibility: Parking garage P13 Karlsplatz/Rathaus, Karlsplatz, 69117 Heidelberg.

Access to the Networking Day

Please note that the OSADL Networking Day 2024 is an internal OSADL event; thus, participation is actually only open to OSADL regular members, OSADL associate members and OSADL academic members. However, a limited number of seats have been reserved for non-members who are interested in OSADL's work and would like to learn more about OSADL and, particularly, how networking and interaction among members are taking place. These reserved seats for non-members will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.


For registration please use the registration form available here: Registration Networking Day. Please register before June 5, 2024. Participation is free of charge.

Please note that the number of participants of the Networking Day is limited to 100 and we ask for your understanding that we will handle the registrations on a "first come - first served" basis.

Privacy policy

When you register for participation at the event you agree that your personal data entered 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.


OSADL has blocked a limited contingent of rooms at the following hotels:

  • Hotel Ibis Heidelberg, Willy Brandt Platz 3, 69115 Heidelberg, phone +49 6221/9130, email: . Price per person/night: 112.50 EUR including breakfast. The room contingent is blocked for the nights of June 11 to June 12 and June 12 to June 13, 2024. The room contingent expires on May 10, 2024.

  • KulturBrauerei Heidelberg, Leyergasse 6, 69117 Heidelberg, phone +49 6221/50298-0, email: .  Price per person/night: 119 EUR excluding breakfast. The room contingent is blocked for the nights of June 11 to June 12 and June 12 to June 13, 2024. The room contingent expires on May 20, 2024.

  • Staycity Aparthotel Heidelberg, Speyerer Straße, 69155 Heidelberg, email: . Price per person/night: 110 EUR including breakfast (rooms subject to availability).

Please contact the hotels directly, if you wish to book a room at the indicated price from these contingents. The rooms will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that the room contingents expire as indicated.

OSADL member login is required to display the booking code to mention when booking a room out of a contingent.

How to get to get to the Conference Center of DJH Youth Hostel Heidelberg International

Conference Center of DJH Youth Hostel Heidelberg International (Konferenzzentrum der DJH Jugendherberge Heidelberg International)
Room "Heidelberg 1-3"
Tiergartenstraße 5
69120 Heidelberg, Germany
Phone: +49 6221 65119-0

  • How to get to the Conference Center of DJH Youth Hostel Heidelberg International_1: Detailed plan (PDF), only available in German language
  • How to get to the Conference Center of DJH Youth Hostel Heidelberg International_2: Overview plan (JPG)

By car: 
Coming from expressway A5 or A6, at "Kreuz Heidelberg" please follow expressway A656 direction Heidelberg. At the end of expressway A656 turn left direction "Neuenheimer Feld" and follow the signs "Jugendherberge / Zoo".

 Please note detour for car traffic into Neuenheimer Feld from March 23, 2024:
From Saturday, March 23, 2024 until completion of the construction work in autumn 2026, Dossenheimer Landstraße will be closed to traffic heading into the city. Coming from the north in the direction of Heidelberg city center and Neuenheimer Feld, a large-scale detour will be set up from the municipalities of Schriesheim and Dossenheim via the A5 and A656. From the south to the north, the Dossenheimer Landstraße can be used at any time. However, obstructions are to be expected due to the roadworks.
Download detour graphic for cars

Parking spaces are available in the parking garage of Heidelberg Zoo, Tiergartenstraße 3, 69120 Heidelberg. The day pass costs 10 EUR. From the parking garage it's a 3-minute walk to the DJH Conference Center. An overview of all other parking possibilities in the Neuenheimer Feld area can be found here.

Public transport:
From Heidelberg main station either take bus line 20 (direction Neuenheim Sportzentrum Nord, exit Neuenheim, "Jugendherberge") or take bus 32/31 (direction Neuenheim Kirschnerstraße, exit Neuenheim, "Jugendherberge").

From Heidelberg Bismarckplatz or Universitätsplatz (old town) take bus line 31, direction "Chirurgische Klinik/Kopfklinik" and exit at bus stop "Jugendherberge".

Link to Heidelberg public transportat website: RNV


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