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Monday, April 4 • 11:40am - 12:30pm
A Quick Survey of OSS Licenses, Tools, and Compliance - Sean Hudson, Mentor Graphics

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Professionally, I frequently have to explain OSS licenses to customers. Recently,
this has increased, in part, due to Linux is finding its way into so many
'small', yet capable, devices. Also, the influx of new development caused by
the recent IoT trend has added to that need.

In this talk, I will provide a quick survey of the OSS licenses that exist
today, some of the history behind them, and what, from an engineer's
perspective, those licenses mean. After dicussing the types of licenses, I
will also discuss some of the tools used to check for OSS compliance and some
general rules for best practice.

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Sean Hudson

Principal Software Engineer, OpenEmbedded
I've been developing software for embedded devices since 1996 and started using Linux personally in 1999.  By 2006, I was developing embedded Linux devices professionally. Among other things OSS, I represented three of my previous employers  on the Yocto Project Advisory Board and... Read More →

Monday April 4, 2016 11:40am - 12:30pm PDT
Harbor Ballroom A