2024-02-23 - 14:25

Dates and Events:

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



OSADL Seminar on Software Patents and Open Source Licensing

OSADL Legal Seminar 2016 - Aspects of licensing Open Source software in the context of safety and security certification

Preliminary comments (Vorbemerkung)

The answers given here in relation to the described cases are not considered to be binding solutions rather than a – presumably incomplete – collection of aspects which are considered relevant in the context mentioned.

In order to cover all aspects of each single case, it would be recommendable to seek individual legal advice.

Best Practices I: Installation permission and GPL-2.0/GPL-3.0

(Please note that the Best Practices are only available when logged in as OSADL member.)

Best Practices II: Method to allow for reporting of retrospectively discovered program bugs