The Linux Foundation hosted the Embedded Open Source Summit (EOSS), a new umbrella event for open source embedded projects and developer communities to come together under one roof for important collaboration and education, in Prague, Czech Republic, on June 27-30. More than 1,300 people registered for the conference – representing 375 organizations across 56 countries around the globe.
EOSS hosted the Safety-Critical Software Summit, which was sponsored by the ELISA Project, that gathered safety experts and open source developers to enable and advance the use of open source in safety-critical applications. As part of the Summit, Philipp Ahmann, Technical Business Development Manager at Robert Bosch GmbH and Chair of the ELISA Project TSC, presented a session titled, “ELISA Status and Outlook: Advancing Open Source Safety-Critical Systems.”
These days, open source software can be found in almost every reasonably complex product running software. It runs in medical devices, robots, vehicles, and even outer space. In the underlying industry sectors, certification and safety integrity standards play an important role which at first glance seem at odds with the use of pre-existing open source software, not developed strictly in accordance with industry standards.
In this video, recent ELISA project deliverables in the field of elements, processes, and tools are highlighted. These include system theoretic process analysis, workload tracing, call-tree visualization on kernel level, and reproducible example use-cases from the field of medical devices and automotive. Their role in reducing the burden for companies to build and certify open source based safety-critical applications is shown. Additionally, an overview of upcoming ELISA activities in 2023 is provide and how cross project collaboration is established, as the ELISA work streams include interaction with e.g. the Zephyr, Xen, AGL, yocto, and SPDX community. A few statements on the overall challenges of safety-critical use cases using free open-source software will help to pick up those audience which is new to safety-critical or open source development.