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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

2009-02-10 12:00 Age: 15 Years

Nicholas Mc Guire at the Embedded World Conference 2009

By: Carsten Emde

Insightful classes on real-time Linux, on Linux in safety-related systems and on Open Source project management

Nicholas Mc Guire's classes at the Embedded World Conference have a long tradition. Every serious embedded and real-time system programmer should have attended them at least once.

What has this to do with OSADL?

OSADL is glad that Nicholas Mc Guire accepted some time ago to join the OSADL team and act as OSADL's Safety Coordinator. In addition, Nicholas is the Technical Consultant of the Real Time Linux Foundation and as such a member of OSADL's Real Time Linux Foundation Working Group that was formed on January 1st, 2009.

Overview of the related classes at the Embedded World Conference 2009


Class 1.3


Prof. Nicholas Mc Guire, Lanzhou University
Introduction to Real-time Linux

Class 1.4


Prof. Nicholas Mc Guire, Lanzhou University
Linux in Safety-related Systems


Class 2.7


Prof. Nicholas Mc Guire, Lanzhou University
Open Source Project Management

Especially the class on Open Source Project Management appears to be a good choice to become familiar with the important principles of Open Source. Here is a description of this class:

Open Source Project Management

Utilizing FLOSS for Industrial development

Open-Source/Free Software (FLOSS) have made their way into many commercial projects notably in the consumer electronics arena. In the past years, there also has been a strong adaptation of FLOSS in industrial application areas. FLOSS is a great resource, but it is not the answer to all problems in industry, most notably it is not a panic button... In this seminar we outline the key issues of FLOSS and the transition from traditional development life-cycles to FLOSS based development.

Main Topics

  • Utilizing FLOSS in the context of industrial development
  • Project Management issues - how to fail for sure..
  • Outline of how to select free software components - risk management


  • Free Software / Open Source Definition
  • Overview of Licenses (...but INAL)
  • GNU - overview
  • FLOSS PM issues
  • FLOSS migration
  • How to select FLOSS
  • Managing asynchronous development
  • Free Software Tools 


This session is intended for SW engineers and project management as well as configuration managers that are looking into FLOSS as an option for their next projects.