Don't fear the open source - 101 of license management

Computer programs and code can be protected by copyright law. In Germany this protection cannot be removed. The German Copyright (German: Urheberrecht) grants all right to whoever created the work. Following only this general rule, only the developer could use, modify, share the code he wrote.

License management with the ptxdist make license-report

PTXdist comes with a tool to make license management more simple, namely the command: ptxdist make license-report. This tool generates a license report in pdf format, which filters the used BSP for all known licenses. To generate and comply with the license report should be seen as minimum standard, exceeding efforts should, if possible, be done.

Now with Creative Commons!

Felicitas Jung | | Licensing

Maybe you already noticed: we now have a footer, which only appears in our blog. This is because, until now, we released our blog content without licensing, which means that nobody could use the texts and other information given.

FOSDEM 2020 – Recommended Talks

Enrico Jörns, Chris Fiege | | Event

FOSDEM is one of the biggest Open Source community meetings in Europe and takes place in Brussels at the Université Libre de Bruxelles every year in February. For Pengutronix this is always a good chance to meet developers, discuss current topics and enjoy some Belgian beer and food. This year we attended FOSDEM with 15 colleagues. Here are some talks our colleagues recommend you to see.

OpenEmbedded Workshop 2020

Enrico Jörns | | Event

This year, co-located to the FOSDEM in Brussels, the first OpenEmbedded workshop was held. About 30 OpenEmbedded (and Yocto Project) enthusiasts - from the developers of the first hour to those still collecting their first experiences - got together at the DigitYser tech hub in Brussels. Pengutronix attended with their two developers most involved in OpenEmbedded: Jan Lübbe and Enrico Jörns.

GStreamer Conference 2019

Michael Tretter | | Event

As in the previous year, this year's GStreamer Conference took place in the same city as the ELC-E. Therefore, Michael Olbrich and Michael Tretter of the Pengutronix Graphics Team used the opportunity of already being in Lyon to also attend this conference.

Automated Testing Summit 2019

Chris Fiege, Jan Lübbe | | Event

Jan, Rouven and Chris attended the Automated Testing Summit 2019 at the ELC-E in Lyon. The Summit began with Lightning Tasks on the progress in some projects. One highlight was Kevin Hilman's talk: "the bugs are too fast - and why we can't catch them."

rsc's Diary: ELC-E 2019 - Day 3

Robert Schwebel | | Event

Day 3 at ELC-E started slowly, almost no interesting talks in the morning, so after a long evening with community networking, I had some time to keep up with my blog post. But finally, here is day 3 of my report from europe's largest embedded linux conference...

rsc's Diary: ELC-E 2019 - Day 2

Robert Schwebel | | Event

The 2nd day at ELC-E started again with lots of keynotes, so I took the time to meet people at the sponsor showcase area. It's impressive to see that more and more of our industry customers come to these community conferences as well! A better integration of corporate developers with the Embedded Linux community is definitely a good move.

rsc's Diary: ELC-E 2019 - Day 1

Robert Schwebel | | Event

Day 1 at ELC-E started with Kernel-CI being a Linux Foundation project now. Read more about the talks I heard today in Lyon below...