This year we will be hosting OSHCamp in the historic town of Lincoln,
over the weekend of Sat 30th June & Sun 1st July. Details below.
A huge thanks to Sarah Markall for volunteering to be our local expert
on the ground and having arranged an excellent venue to host us.
Don't delay in getting those proposals in!
-- Open Source Hardware Camp 2018 --
This year Open Source Hardware Camp will take place over the weekend
of Saturday 30th June & Sunday 1st July, at the Blue Room, Lincoln, LN1 3BU.
We’re excited to be hosting OSHCamp for the first time ever in the
historic county town of Lincoln — home to, amongst others, noted engine
builders Ruston & Hornsby (now Siemens, via GEC and English Electric).
Lincoln is well served by rail, reachable from Leeds and London within
2-2.5 hours, and 4-5 hours from Edinburgh and Southampton.
Proposals for talks and workshops for OSHCamp 2018 are invited!
There is no theme and topics may include, for example:
* Open source hardware projects
* Open development practices and principles
* Novel/interesting/fun projects built using open source hardware
* Tools (hardware and software)
* Skills and techniques, e.g. PCB fab, DIY SMT assembly
* Relevant technologies, e.g. SPI/I2C bus programming
* ...something else relevant to the community
If you would like to give a talk on the Saturday and/or run a workshop
on the Sunday, please submit details via the form at:
Any questions can either be directed to the list or sent to
**** Note that the deadline for submitting titles and abstracts is
Monday 25th March at 17:00. If you would like to discuss ideas etc.
please get in touch sooner, rather than later. ****
A social is planned for the Saturday evening and details of
accommodation nearby to the venue will be provided in due course.
Thanks to Sarah we are particularly well organised this year and below
you can find details of the venue, local accommodation and travel for
We have our own room reserved at The Wig and Mitre
(http://www.wigandmitre.com/) for the social on the evening of Sat 30th
June, with details of the venue (pub!) for pre-OSHCamp drinks on Fri
29th to follow.
The first few talks and workshops have been confirmed and just a
reminder that the closing date for proposals is a little over a month
away, 25th March. So if you would like to give a talk and/or host a
workshop, please enter details via the form at:
The event will be held at The Blue Room, The Lawn, Union Road, Lincoln,
LN1 3BU (map location https://goo.gl/maps/mdW1g8Pmk492).
Lincoln is a city of two halves, the uphill and the downhill. The OSHUG
venue is located uphill in the historic area of the city, home to the
castle and cathedral, museums, pubs and a quaint shopping area The Bailgate.
The downhill area of Lincoln is the shopping and transport hub, and also
contains the Brayford Pool and most ‘night-life’.
— Where to stay
There are a variety of accommodation options within and around Lincoln
from self-contained lets, guest houses, hotels, farms and camping. Visit
the Visit Lincoln Website for lots of options,
Some nearby, reasonably priced accommodation includes:
202 Guest House, 07767 497 189
miles from conference venue – mid hill location.)
St Clements Old Rectory Apartments, 5 Self Catering Apartments and 1
Guest room available, (0)1522 538087 http://www.stayatstclements.co.uk/
(0.5 miles from conference - uphill location). 2 Night minimum.
For downloadable PDF maps and guides of Lincoln including Bus Routes,
Cycle Routes and a Train Map visit the Visit Lincoln website.
* By Road
>From the North
Via the A15 (Hull) or the A46 (Grimsby)
>From the South
Via the A46 (Leicester, Nottingham, Newark) or the A1 and A15 (London,
>From the East
Via the A158 (Skegness)
>From the West
Via the A1 and A57 (Leeds, Worksop, Sheffield)
* Lincoln Car Parks
There is a large council run car park at The Lawn, chargeable on the day
at the ticket machines. (Has 2 fast-charge spaces.)
There are many other car parks in the area, and both up and downhill.
Electric Charging points -
* By Train
Lincoln Central railway station is located in the south of the city
centre within easy walking distance of Lincoln High Street, the main
shopping areas and the historic Cathedral Quarter.
Direct connections are provided by East Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains
East Coast and Northern Rail which operate daily services to
Peterborough, Leicester, Nottingham, Sheffield, Doncaster and London.
We would advise you to plan your trip in advance with an online route
planner or by phone with TrainTracker 0871 200 49. More information on
the train station and its services can be found here.
You can find the station at:
Lincoln Railway Station
St Mary’s Street
The train station is fully accessible for wheelchairs.
* By Bus
There are good bus connections throughout Lincolnshire and Lincoln.
Lincoln Bus Station:
You can find the (brand new!) central bus station, near the train
station and at:
18-20 Sincil Bank, Lincoln LN5 7ET
For all timetable and route information please visit the Lincolnshire
County Council website or call in to the Travel Shop at the bus station.
Local operators include Stagecoach and PC Coaches.
Walk & Ride Steep Hill Shuttle:
The Lincoln Walk & Ride Steep Hill Shuttle is a useful local bus service
which operates to link the Cathedral Quarter with the High Street,
Cultural and Brayford Waterfront Quarters stopping at most key points
across the city.
The Walk & Ride Steep Hill Shuttle runs 6 days a week throughout the
year: Monday to Saturday: 9.10am – 2:47pm, 4:10pm – 5:22pm.
Walk & Ride tickets can be purchased on the bus.
Park and Ride:
For details see:
We have another 1-day event in March, which this time will be dedicated
to the topic of open source software compliance, featuring talks and
workshops on topics such as OpenChain, SW360 and FOSSology.
There are additional sessions in the pipeline, but we were keen to get
details out sooner rather than later, given this is a full day, now less
than 2 months away, and diaries fill up quick.
Further details will be provided in due course!
OSHUG #65 — Yanking the Chain: open source software compliance in the
On the 22 March 2018, 09:00 - 17:00 at BCS London, 1st Floor, The
Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA.
With the ever increasing complexity of embedded device software stacks,
coupled with the proliferation of new mechanisms for distributing
complex server software stacks, open source compliance has never been
more important — or indeed more of a challenge.
Fortunately, there are growing number of tools and methods at our
disposal to support open source software compliance efforts. This 1-day
event will feature talks and hands-on workshops covering a number of
these, with insights into practical experiences and lessons learned.
The preliminary programme can be found below and please note that
further details will be published in due course as additional sessions
— Introducing OpenChain
OpenChain is a scalable, flexible compliance programme, developed by the
Linux Foundation. It provides a great foundation for businesses of all
sizes to adopt appropriate practices and procedures in place to control
development and supply chain risks. Already adopted by companies like
Qualcomm, Toyota and ARM, it's equally applicable to SMEs.
* Andrew Katz is a lawyer and former programmer who advises extensively
on free and open source software and other opens. He is head of the
technology department at Moorcrofts LLP, a boutique technology law firm,
which is one of the 5 OpenChain pilot partners in the world, and has
been involved in drafting many of the OpenChain materials.
— Eclipse SW360 - Open Source Management with Open Source
SW360 manages software components with their license compliance
documentation in SPDX and allows for setting up bills-of-material to
provide comprehensive documentation for products and projects.
Organizations can use SW360 as a one-stop shop for sharing component
information, tracking their usage in projects or products. This involves
the handing of compliance information, but also, as an example, matching
for vulnerabilities from data providers.
As an EPL-1.0 licensed Open Source project, it is highly customizable,
letting organizations keep their confidential product development data
on premises, and prevents them from becoming dependent on a single
vendor. This presentation shows briefly features and a walk through the
application to demonstrate capabilities and use cases of SW360.
* Michael C. Jaeger is one of the maintainers for the projects,
FOSSology and SW360, both of which are in the area of license compliance
and component management with open source software. At Siemens Corporate
Technology in Munich, Germany, Michael manages the Siemens contributions
to SW360 and FOSSology. Michael is a certified software architect and
received a German PhD degree from the faculty of electrical engineering
and computer science at TU Berlin.
— Using FOSSology - License Analysis Hands On
FOSSology is an open source license compliance software system and
toolkit. As a toolkit, you can run license, copyright and export control
scans from the command line. As a system, a database and Web user
interface provide you with user interface and functionality to analyse
the licensing situation of open source software.
* Hosted by: Michael C. Jaeger.
Note: Please aim to arrive by 08:45 as the workshop will start at 09:00