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OSADL Special Events

Ordinary General Assembly (English version) Ordentliche Generalversammlung (deutsche Version) 

OSADL Ordinary General Assembly 2019

The Supervisory Board of the Open Source Automation Development Lab (OSADL) eG invites the regular members of the cooperative society to attend the Ordinary General Assembly:

Date, Start time, Venue

Date:

June 6, 2019

Start time:

10:00, from 9:30 Admission and distribution of voting cards to the authorized representatives of the member companies

Venue:

TP ConferenceCenter im Technologiepark Heidelberg (TP ConferenceCenter at Heidelberg Technology Park), Im Neuenheimer Feld 582, 69120 Heidelberg/Germany

Agenda

Topic 1:

Opening and welcome

Topic 2:

Report of the Board of Directors on the financial year 2018, presentation of the financial statements as of December 31, 2018, and proposal for the allocation of the annual result

Topic 3:

Report of the Supervisory Board

Topic 4:

Approval of the financial statements as of December 31, 2018 and vote

Topic 5:

Decision-making on the allocation of the annual result and vote

Topic 6:

Discharge of the
a) Board of Directors for the financial year 2018 and vote
b) Supervisory Board for the financial year 2018 and vote

Topic 7:

Elections to the Supervisory Board

Topic 8:

Miscellanea

   Approx. 12:00: End of the official part of the Ordinary General Assembly

The annual financial statements and the report of the Supervisory Board are available to all members for inspection at the office of the Open Source Automation Development Lab (OSADL) eG, Im Neuenheimer Feld 583, 69120 Heidelberg/Germany.

Open Source Automation Development Lab (OSADL) eG
For the Supervisory Board
Axel Berghoff, Chairman of the OSADL Supervisory Board
Heidelberg, May 16, 2019

Conference language of the General Assembly: German (simultaneous translation into English language will be provided).

In case the authorized representative of a member company is unable to attend personally, the company may assign another person. In this case, the assigned person needs to be authorized to exercise the voting rights at the General Assembly. A template of a suitable proxy letter may be obtained at the OSADL office (officeªosadl.org).

Accompanying program following the General Assembly

Subsequent to the official part of the OSADL General Assembly, an accompanying program is offered to which the members are cordially invited as well. The agenda of this program can be found below. The given timetable may to a certain extent be tentative depending on the duration of the morning session.                

Accompanying program

12:00 - 12:30

Current situation of OSADL and outlook

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch break

13:30 - 14:00

Presentation of new member companies by their representatives

14:00 - 14:30

Explanation of various OSADL assessments of legal aspects when using Open Source software:

  • Does every form of a memory module trigger copyleft effect of the linux kernel? Carsten Emde
  • Legal aspects of joining the OIN patentpool
    • Possibly invalid dynamic license clauses. Andrea Ruf
    • Possible conflict with competition law. Ursula Braun
    • Approach of Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co KG before joining the OIN patentpool. Andreas Orzelski
  • Redistribution of an unmodified or modified Linux distribution. Caren Kresse

14:30 - 15:00

Coffee break

15:00 - 15:30

Presentation of new member companies by their representatives (cont'd)

15:30 - 16:00

Explanation of various OSADL assessments of legal aspects when using Open Source software (cont'd)

  • License obligations of Open Source software in the so-called cloud. Caren Kresse
  • Distributing proprietary third-party software that is dynamically linked to LGPL licensed libraries. Astrid Spura
  • Is it possible to add restrictions to the GPL/LGPL in order to force adherence to standards? Carsten Emde

from 16:00

End of accompanying program

Conference language of the accompanying program: German or English (simultaneous translation German-English or English-German will be provided).

How to reach

Venue:
The General Assembly will take place at the TP ConferenceCenter im Technologiepark Heidelberg (TP ConferenceCenter at Heidelberg Technology Park), Im Neuenheimer Feld 582 in 69120 Heidelberg/Germany.

By car:
A map to calculate directions to the TP ConferenceCenter im Technologiepark Heidelberg is available here. A limited number of parking spaces is available and will be reserved for the participants of the General Assembly.

Public transportation:
The TP ConferenceCenter im Technologiepark Heidelberg is located about 2.5 kilometers away from Heidelberg main railway station. From there, the electric tram line RNV 24 direction „Handschuhsheim Nord” takes about seven minutes (Please note that due to a major contruction site at Heidelberg main railway station, the tram departure station has been moved to stop "Hauptbahnhof West"). Please leave the tram at stop „Technologiepark”. The ConferenceCenter can be reached from there in a short walk. How to get to TP ConferenceCenter by public transportation.