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Guiding domain scientists in the world of Open Source licensing

Haupt, Carina (2017) Guiding domain scientists in the world of Open Source licensing. ESA S/W Product Assurance and Engineering Workshop 2017, 19.-22. Sep. 2017, Darmstadt, Deutschland.

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Abstract

In science and engineering, more and more software is published as Open Source software or uses other Open Source projects. Due to the different licenses with their requirements and restrictions as well as the resultant license compatibility issues, scientists and engineers must be aware of these issues. Ideally, they have some basic understanding about Open Source licensing. Unfortunately, in practice this understanding is not present, especially if more than one Open Source license is involved. In this talk, we describe our strategy at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) to awake the awareness among our domain scientists for licensing issues and to enable and support them in using and publishing Open Source software without facing licensing problems. Our strategy is based on providing hands-on material and training courses first, instead of starting issuing "official" but impractical process guides. Our current focus is on knowledge sharing between peer scientists using online tools as well as face-to-face workshops. Thereby collected findings and feedback from DLR scientist have proven to be helpful to improve existing documentation and to identify further steps.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/117698/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Guiding domain scientists in the world of Open Source licensing
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Haupt, CarinaCarina.Haupt (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6447-1379
Date:22 September 2017
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Open Source, Licenses, Community
Event Title:ESA S/W Product Assurance and Engineering Workshop 2017
Event Location:Darmstadt, Deutschland
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:19.-22. Sep. 2017
Organizer:European Space Agency
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben SISTEC
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institut of Simulation and Software Technology > Distributed Systems and Component Software
Institut of Simulation and Software Technology
Deposited By: Haupt, Carina
Deposited On:10 Jan 2018 11:17
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:15

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