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Wednesday, October 30 • 15:15 - 15:50
License Compliance in Embedded Linux with the Yocto Project - Paul Barker, Beta Five Ltd

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If you distribute a product which runs an Embedded, Linux-based software stack then you have obligations to fulfill under the GPL and other open source licenses. Thankfully, the Yocto Project provides tooling to help you achieve this.

Paul will present the current state of the license compliance tools in the Yocto Project and show how they are used. Paul will also discuss best practices, pitfalls to avoid, methods of integration with other license compliance software such as Fossology and where to get further information on these subjects. For those already familiar with these tools, this presentation will point out recent improvements and suggest areas for future development. A comparison with tools provided by other Embedded Linux build systems will also be given so that our projects can learn from each other. Focus will be given to how small teams can use these tools effectively, however the content will also be relevant to larger organisations. No legal advice will be given.

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Paul Barker

Managing Director & Principal Engineer, Beta Five Ltd
Paul Barker has been an active member of the Yocto Project community since 2013. He has contributed to the project in many ways, including maintaining the opkg package manager during 2013-2015. More recent contributions have focused on improving support for the Raspberry Pi and other... Read More →

Wednesday October 30, 2019 15:15 - 15:50
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