Online / 6 & 7 February 2021


Community Discussion: Safety and Open Source

We would like to hold an open live discussion on the topic of Safety and Open Source.

We welcome folk to join regardless of their experience level in the topic area, and encourage everyone to engage with talking points, questions, debate and so on.

Possible talking points might include (but are not limited to):

  • Pros and cons of using Open Source software in safety
  • Examples of Open Source Software being used in safety applications today
  • Legal and moral implications for contributors who have their code used in safety applications
  • Safety analysis techniques for complex software systems
  • Requirements analysis, and verification and validation techniques (including creating argumentation to prove that software is safe enough to use)
  • What we need to do as FOSS creators to shift the industry mentality around the use of FOSS vs. current safety standards
  • Open Source Development practices and how we can map these to practices such as the V-model which are needed for current industry safety standards (e.g. IEC 61508, ISO 26262 ect.)

We will upload a link to an online meeting space to do this.