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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

The OSADL Community

Open Source Software for Automation and Other Industries

Once upon a time, a project manager ...
Project Manager: "We need to get someone to develop a Linux driver for our new machine controller. Here's a purchase order for the work."
Purchase Department: "Okay. Let me check the purchase order to make sure it follows our standard procedure: NDA to be executed, source going into company's safe ... "
Project Manager: "Nope, we're going with Open Source - source gets published to the Internet."
Purchase Department: "What? We're paying for the development but the source code goes out to the Internet? If everybody can use the source code, why are we the only ones paying for this? No way this can fly!"

The solution: OSADL

Open Source is a way to get a broader community to help with development and to share in its costs. OSADL allows those members interested in developing particular Open Source software to come together in an OSADL project supported by membership fees. With the agreement of a majority of members, OSADL can delegate the development of Open Source software components. Thus, what is (financially) impossible for the individual (company), many (OSADL members) can do.

Examples to showcase how OSADL helps

Open Source license compliance

Understand OSADL faster than you can boil an egg