Tag Archives: LinuxCon EU 2013

Modelling Education from the Values of Open Source – Alex Juncu (ROSEdu)

The education system is based on a model that is does not go along with current times. It could be improved by taking ideas from the world of open source. Students go to school to learn from what the teacher has to offer. But everything is done in a master-slave model: the students expect the teacher to push the information to them.

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Keynote: Living in a Surveillance State – Mikko Hypponen (F-Secure)

In the last couple of years, we realized that data is cheap. This has enabled global surveillance on everyone. The solution is opensource.

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Linux: Where are we going – Linus Torvalds, Dirk Hohndel (Intel)

This is a Q&A session as usual when Linus appears on stage.

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SPDX (Software Package Data Exchange) BoF (chaired by Phil Odence)

SPDX is a format for exchanging information about licenses and copyrights of a “component” (loosely defined). The main goal is to avoid doing work multiple times: once a component has been vetted, it shouldn’t be redone all the time. Continue reading

Lessons from contributing to WebKit and Blink – Bruno de Oliveira Abinader (Samsung)

Webkit after the Blink fork (April ’13): substantial amount of code was removed (the Chrome-specific stuff); number of contributors and numbers of commits has dropped to about half.

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A comparison of open source and commercial static analysis tools (Jenkins case study) – Zack Samachora (Coverity)

This talk discusses Coverity Scan, which does static analysis of open source projects, and compares the results it has on Jenkins (as an example of an open source project) with the results of clang and a few others.

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The role of Legal Counsels in open source compliance – Ibrahim Haddad (Samsung)

How can we scale the legal work when projects get bigger?

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