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Wednesday, October 28 • 12:25 - 12:50
The Importance of Non-code Contributions to Code-centric Open Source Projects - Marcel Kurzmann, Bosch

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Handling Open Source Software in a compliant way requires a good Open Source Management that keeps you busy already. On the technical side, the component often can be downloaded, integrated and functionally tested within minutes. But what about the so called non-functional requirements.

For some Open Source Components, the necessary information as input for the Open Source Management is hard to find or even completely missing. Thus technically you can download and run the stuff, but from a legal perspective it might be, that you are not allowed to. Not because the Open Source Project wanted to actively avoid it, but the necessary "non-functional" requirements were not fulfilled yet.

This talk will show some examples for non-functional requirements, the experiences we have made at Bosch.IO with missing information and potential work-arounds. As the problem needs to be resolved at the root, the talk will highlight some community activities running that address these issues like clearlydefined.io, reuse.software, sharing-creates-value and sw360.

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Marcel Kurzmann

Open Source Officer, Bosch.IO GmbH
Marcel Kurzmann joined Bosch in 1997. After establishing the test-automation service team at Bosch Engineering and Acquisition Project Management in the automotive section he took over the Quality Management of Bosch Software Innovations in 2008. From 2015 he is responsible for the... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2020 12:25 - 12:50 GMT
OS Program Office Management Theater