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Wednesday, October 28 • 12:00 - 12:50
Issues with Open Source License Compliance in Consumer Electronics - Tim Bird, Sony

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Complying with the myriad licenses for software that is used in a modern consumer electronics device can be a complicated process. In this talk, Tim will discuss lessons learned from license compliance activities with Sony consumer electronics products. Tim will describe best practices for things like offers for source, software distribution, and rebuildability of provided source. The GPL license requires ""complete and corresponding source"". Tim will explain what this means, and how that interacts with things like secure product lockdown. The history of the GPL v2 license, and intent of Linux kernel community leaders will be presented. Attendees should gain a better understanding of compliance requirements, and what issues to watch out for in managing the source code and requests for source for their embedded Linux products.

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Tim Bird

Principal Engineer, Sony Electronics
Tim Bird is a Principal Software Engineer for Sony Corporation, where he helps Sony use Linux and other open source software in their products. Tim is the maintainer of the Fuego test framework, and is involved in various groups in the Linux Foundation, including LF Board of Directors... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2020 12:00 - 12:50 GMT
ELC Theater