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These blog posts relate to software copyright and/or related litigation.

ESC Boston: Dangerous Flaws in Safety-Critical Device Design

On May 3, 2017, Barr Group CTO Michael Barr delivered this year's keynote address at Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Boston.  In this important presentation, Michael discusses safety and security concerns that exist in the IoT landscape.  This includes designing security into connected safety-critical devices to prevent serious attacks, which can be deadly.

Embedded Linux and Copyright Law

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The rising popularity of Linux has spurred many embedded developers to consider it as an RTOS alternative. Here's the straight scoop on the legal implications for the proprietary parts of your firmware.

A Glossary of Open Source Legal Terms

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If you are considering using software developed by others, such as Linux, within your embedded system, you'll likely need an intellectual property lawyer to read the license agreements such as GPL. Here's a brief glossary of the licensing terminology that's enough to get you started.

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