Panel: "Legal and Technical Issues of Safety Critical Devices" with John Sullivan and Karen Sandler
Feb 01, 2014
from 01:00 PM to 01:50 PM
The following panel, in the legal and policy issues devroom at FOSDEM 2014, will include John Sullivan (E.D. of the FSF), Karen Sandler (E.D. of the GNOME Foundation), Jeremiah C. Foster, and Amanda Brock.
"We rely on software more and more for critical functionality in our society. Medical Devices and Cars are two areas where our lives literally depend on the safety of this software. As more exploits are demonstrated on cars, pacemakers and insulin pumps that show them to be vulnerable, the industries are evaluating their technology and some are advocating for free software as partial solution to these problems. This panel will discuss free software in Safety critical devices. including the implications of different licenses, issues regarding warranties and indemnities and liability issues for manufacturers The panel will discuss automotive and medical devices and consider regulatory issues."
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