Dominique Toupin from Ericsson and Patrick Farail from Airbus will present a talk titled
"PolarSys Industry Working Group, Open Source Tools for Embedded System" at SAE Aerotech. See the presentation in PDF.
The talk is Tuesday September 24th at 2:30PM Room 512A in session "Systems Engineering (Part 1 of 5)" - Session Code: ATC1300
Large industry players from Embedded Systems Industries like Aeronautic, Telecommunication, Space, Defense, ..., joined together to create an industry work group to drive an industrial strength open source tooling ecosystem which opens new possibilities. It allows to increase agility and ability to get required product features and improvements, facilitate customization for specific domains, reduce dependency towards lock-in solutions, empower developers, reduce overall cost, speeds up product development and innovations, produce qualification kits and long term availability i.e. more than 10 years.
In Q4 2012, the PolarSys community (www.polarsys.org) welcomes its first members, for example Airbus, Ericsson, Thales, etc. PolarSys leverages existing open source projects for example Eclipse modeling, domain specific languages, C/C++ tools, LGPL tools and raises the need for new developments. The initial focus is system engineering and software development. This presentation will describe why this industry working group was created, the end-users benefits are for companies who need to create embedded systems, the tool improvements projects and the PolarSys tool components.
Attendees will also learn why it is important to re-use components and to harness the power of open source in order to stay competitive. Companies can now work with open source foundations to organize collaboration and innovation for the creation of technology, specifications and best practices for a specific industry. An open source foundation can provide the legal agreements to share intellectual property rights, the ability to pool resources to create new technology and standards, the IT infrastructure to facilitate collaboration between a distributed team, a governance model and process to ensure a level playing field and a technology platform.
This presentation will mainly focus on tool aspects but will also briefly address runtime issues. One event well described in the media has been the first privately-operated spacecraft who has docked with the international space station; this was done with open source even in the docking system! This presentation is a must for everyone who do not want to be left behind by the open source revolution.