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OSADL Workshop: IT für Juristen (IT for Lawyers)

OSADL Workshop: IT für Juristen (IT for Lawyers)
Thursday, January 23, 2020

TP ConferenceCenter, Technologiepark Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 582, 2nd floor
69120 Heidelberg/Germany
09:00 - 17:00

Agenda - Registration - Map -  Presentations (member or participant login required)

Recommended audience

This workshop is intended for company lawyers and employees of legal departments who are responsible for licensing and who would like to get an overview of the IT basics required to better understand and fulfill Open Source licenses and their obligations.


Today's complex embedded systems normally consist of a rather large number of software components that are connected to each other using different ways. In order to decide under which conditions the connection between such components creates a relevant interaction between them that must be considered for licensing or whether they consititute a mere aggregate requires a certain knowledge of programming technologies. Such knowlegde normally is not available in legal text books and normally also not part of the education of lawyers and legal specialists. Therefore, OSADL is offering this workshop to help legal personnel understand the technical background of programming and use this knowledge in their everyday's routine when it comes to recommend correct fulfillment of license obligations.


In addition to presentations, this workshop will contain a number of prepared hands-on sessions where participants will get acquainted with tools and utilities normally used by programmers. The required hardware will be made available to the participants during the seminar. Therefore the number of participants for this workshop is limited to 12 persons.

Workshop participation fee

  • Employees of regular OSADL members, associate OSADL members and academic OSADL members: free access (please select the check box "OSADL member" when registering)
  • Regular workshop fee for non-members: EUR 650 (please select the check box "Not an OSADL member" when registering). An invoice will be sent to the given address shortly after the registration. 

All given prices are net prices per person exclusive VAT.

Registration is no longer possible

We are sorry, but registration is no longer possible since the Workshop is already booked out. However, we plan to offer a second edition at a later date in 2020 - possibly in English language. In order to be able to estimate the interest in such a repetition of the workshop, we would appreciate if you could send us a short note by email to officeª And please let us know whether you prefer the second edition of the workshop to be held in English or German language.

Privacy policy

When you register for participation at the event you agree that the personal data you enter in the registration form will be processed at OSADL (see OSADL privacy policy).

You may revoke this agreement at any time by email, mail or phone using the communication data provided at the OSADL imprint page but this will also cancel your registration.


OSADL Workshop: IT für Juristen (IT for Lawyers)

09:00 – 09:30 Eintreffen der Teilnehmer (Get together)

09:30 – 10:00 Warum sollte ein urheberrechtlich tätiger Jurist über spezielle IT-Kenntnisse verfügen? (Why should a company lawyer who deals with copyright law have special IT skills?)

10:00 – 10:45 Arbeiten mit der Kommandozeile, übliche Unix-Kommandos (Working with the command line, usual Unix commands)

10:45 – 11:15 Kaffeepause (Coffee break)

11:15 – 12:00 Programmieren Teil 1: Mikroprozessor, Maschinencode (Programming part 1: Microprocessor, machine code)

12:00 - 13:00 Grundlagen zur Zahlendarstellung und andere Konventionen (Fundamentals of numerical representations and other conventions)

13:00 – 14:00 Mittagessen (Lunch break)

14:00 – 15:45 Programmieren Teil 2: Assembler, Compiler, Debugger, Disassembler, statische/dynamische Verlinkung, Funktionsaufruf (Programming part 2: Assembler, compiler, debugger, disassembler, static/dynamic linking, function call)

15:45 – 16:15 Kaffeepause (Coffee break)

16:15 – 16:45 Programmpflege: Versionskontrolle, Patche (Programm maintenance: Version control, patches)

16:45 – 17:00 Cross-Development: Programmieren für fremde Systeme wie z.B. Raspberry PI (Cross-development: Programming for foreign systems such as Raspberry PI)

Download the agenda as PDF file

The workshop language is German.

The presentations of the workshop will be available here after the workshop (member or participant login required).


  • Dr. Carsten Emde, General Manager, OSADL
  • Caren Kresse, Compliance and Technology, OSADL

Workshop language

The workshop language is German. The presentation material will be in German language too. For those of you who cannot attend because of the language we would like to let you know that if everything works out well, we certainly plan to offer a follow-up workshop in English language later the year.


For accommodation, please find a list with some hotels quite close to the workshop location here:

Auerstein Hotel (approx. 1,5 km)
Dossenheimer Landstraße 82, 69121 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 6221/64 99 700, Email:,

IBIS Hotel Hauptbahnhof (approx. 2 km)
Willy-Brandt-Platz 3, 69115 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 6221 9130, Email:,

Hotel NH Heidelberg (ca. 2,5 km)
Bergheimer Str. 91, 69115 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 6221 13270

Star Inn Hotel & Suites Premium Heidelberg, by Quality (approx. 3 km)
Speyerer Straße 9/ Gottlieb- Daimler- Straße, 69115 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 6221 36 00 0, Email:,

Hotels located in Heidelberg old-town:

Hotel Weisser Bock (ca. 3,6 km)
Große Mantelgasse 24, 69117 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 6221 90000, Email:

Hotel Kulturbrauerei Heidelberg (ca. 4 km)
Leyergasse 6, 69117 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 6221 502980, Email:

How to get to the TP ConferenceCenter in Heidelberg?

The Workshop 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 workshop participants.

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 lines RNV 21 or 24 direction „Handschuhsheim” take about seven minutes. Please leave the tram at stop „Technologiepark”. The ConferenceCenter can be reached from there in a short walk.


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