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Wednesday, October 5 • 16:40 - 17:30
Strategic Use of Free Software at Siemens - Karsten Gerloff, Siemens

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Siemens is a large engineering company making highly complex products. Often, these products are mission critical for customers, or form crucial bits of civil infrastructure. A large and growing part of their functionality is implemented in software. Free Software components already are important building blocks in many Siemens products.

How does Siemens use Free Software, and why? What's the strategic importance of Free Software for the company? And how does Siemens engage with the global community?

While Free Software has been widely adopted in the software business world, there is considerably less public discussion about its take-up in the world of "traditional" industry. At the same time, industrial companies are increasingly making use of Free Software, and are becoming more involved in t


Karsten Gerloff

Karsten is a member of the Open Source governance team at Siemens, one of the world´s largest industrial technology companies. He supports FOSS strategy, compliance and engagement. Prior to joining Siemens, Karsten led the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) from 2009-15, advocating... Read More →

Wednesday October 5, 2016 16:40 - 17:30 CEST
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