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Wednesday, June 20 • 15:10 - 15:50
Safely Copylefted Cars: Reexamining GPLv3 Installation Information Requirements - Bradley Kuhn, Software Freedom Conservancy & Behan Webster, Converse in Code

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Many automotive companies forbid inclusion of GPLv3'd software, even while GPLv2'd software is widely accepted, utilized and incorporated. The clarification regarding "Installation Information" in GPLv3 is often cited as the reason for avoidance.

Webster and Kuhn recently began assisting in educational efforts for companies regarding GPLv3's Installation Information requirements on consumer devices such as automobiles. Corporate users have begun to realize, upon learning clarification from experts, that the requirements are not as broad as they once believed. Clear guidelines exist that are palatable for their product lines.

This talk introduces a detailed study of those requirements for GPLv3'd works, explain in concrete terms how they interact with "merely aggregated" works, and present a clear path for compliance with these requirements that automotive companies can meet.

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Bradley M. Kuhn

Distinguished Technologist, Software Freedom Conservancy
Bradley M. Kuhn is the President and Distinguished Technologist at Software Freedom Conservancy and editor-in-chief of copyleft.org. Kuhn began his work in the software freedom movement as a volunteer in 1992, when he became an early adopter of the GNU/Linux operating system, and... Read More →
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Behan Webster

Chief Engineer, Converse in Code Inc
Behan Webster is a Computer Engineer who has spent more than two decades in diverse tech industries such as telecom, datacom, optical, wireless, automotive, medical, defence, and the game industry writing code for a range of hardware from the very small to the very large. Throughout... Read More →

Wednesday June 20, 2018 15:10 - 15:50 JST
Hall B-1
  Automotive Linux Summit