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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



2009-09-03 12:00 Age: 15 Years

Safety Critical Linux - What's new?

By: Carsten Emde

Can we trust Linux? Listen to Nicholas Mc Guire on Safety Critical Linux and participate in the related discussion to better understand when we can and when we cannot.

Tuz standing in while Tux was taking a three-month sabbatical to work as a barber during development of Linux kernel 2.6.30.

Can Linux be used in safety-critical systems? Is Linux stable enough? What happens, if you expect a penguin to do the work in a safety-critical system but, in reality, the penguin silently disappeared, and a Tasmanian devil - although well-disguised - does the work instead?

Such and possibly more imminent problems will be discussed at the

OSADL Safety Critical Linux Working Group Seminar in Korneuburg, Austria,

that is scheduled for Tuesday, October 20, 2009. We gratefully acknowledge the hospitality of Liebherr Transportation Systems GmbH, Abteilung Systemtechnik, to host this seminar. Liebherr is active in the development of safety-related platforms for on-board rail equipment and considering Linux as one of their strategic options for the future.

The seminar will be organized by OSADL's Safety Coordinator Nicholas Mc Guire and focus on important topics such as

  • Safety Standards and Open-Source
  • Safety and Security
  • Open-Source for safety related systems and strategies

More details are given here; please use this form to register.