Brussels / 1 & 2 February 2014


Legal and Technical Issues of Safety Critical Devices

Safety Critical Devices.

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.


Karen Sandler
John Sullivan
Jeremiah C. Foster
Amanda Brock