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Monday, October 26 • 15:15 - 16:05
Panel Discussion Follow-up: Do We Need an Industrial Grade Linux? - Lars Geyer-Blaumeiser, Bosch.IO; Kate Stewart, The Linux Foundation; Jan Kiszka, Siemens AG; Guy Lunardi, Collabora Limited, & Andre Barkowski, Robert Bosch GmbH

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Bosch as well as many other industrial companies use GNU/Linux as an operating system for a large portion of the devices they produce in particular in the IoT context. While Linux distributions have done a great job to compile and maintain a consistent set of packages to provide the software stack for these devices it still requires huge extra efforts to fulfil the increasing requirements over the entire device life cycle that is currently done internally for each device. As it is based on open source the question is if a significant part of this work could also be done in an open source way with all the positive effects that we can see in the community. There are first approaches already in the open, like Apertis (https://www.apertis.org/) or the CIP project (https://www.cip-project.org). In this panel, we want to discuss with partners from the industry and service companies about the need and possibilities of this approach and raise the question to the audience about their experiences and potential needs in this area and how we can together improve the situation for us all.


Andre Barkowski

Director, Robert Bosch GmbH
Andre Barkowski is Director at Robert Bosch GmbH, running a cross product department of security-, safety-, system- and software-architects as also drive the Operating Systems & Security Roadmap from a product management role for automotive infotainment solutions.

Jan Kiszka

Principle Key Expert Engineer, Siemens Technology
Jan Kiszka is working as consultant, open source evangelist and Principle Key Expert Engineer in the Competence Center for Embedded Linux at Siemens Technology. He is supporting Siemens division and subsidiaries with adapting, enhancing or strategically driving open source as platform... Read More →
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Guy Lunardi

Vice President Business Development, Collabora
Guy Lunardi is the Vice President of Business Development at Collabora and a firm believer in open source. He is directly involved with Collabora's customers and development teams around the world. Guy interacts with the open source community communicating requirements essential to... Read More →
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Kate Stewart

Vice President of Dependable Embedded Systems, Linux Foundation
Kate Stewart is a Senior Director of Strategic Programs, responsible for the Open Compliance programs encompassing the SPDX, FOSSology, OpenChain, and other compliance-related projects. Kate was one of the founders of SPDX, and is currently the specification lead. Since joining The... Read More →
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Lars Geyer-Blaumeiser

Senior Expert Open Source Services, Bosch.IO
Lars is a software engineer at Bosch.IO GmbH working in an organization that is supporting Open Source efforts within the Bosch Group. In his role, Lars is supporting strategic Open Source activities. In addition, he is working in the OSS Compliance Tooling Group of the Open Chain... Read More →

Monday October 26, 2020 15:15 - 16:05 GMT
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