The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) will host an online roundtable discussion on the European Union’s Cyber Resilience Act (CRA) on October 3rd at 4.30PM GMT. The CRA is a proposed law that would impose new security requirements on products with digital elements, including open source software.
The roundtable will feature experts in the field of cyber resilience and open source software, as well as representatives from open source communities, industry leaders, and relevant authorities. The discussion will focus on the potential implications of the CRA for open source software, as well as possible solutions that could protect both authors and users of this type of software.
At the moment, we are designing the panel for the round table. If you would like to contribute, please contact us.
“We believe that the CRA is a critical issue for the open source community,” said G. Matthew Rice, Executive Director at Linux Professional Institute. “This roundtable discussion will provide an opportunity to raise awareness of the potential risks of the CRA for the open source ecosystem and to discuss possible solutions. We hope that this discussion will help to ensure that the CRA does not stifle innovation in the open source community.”
The roundtable will be held online and will be open to the public. Details will be released soon on this page.
The EU Cyber Resilience Act (CRA) is a proposed law that would impose new security requirements on products with digital elements. The CRA would require manufacturers of these products to take steps to reduce the risk of cyber attacks, such as implementing security patches and conducting security assessments. The CRA would also require manufacturers to provide users with information about the security of their products.
The CRA has been met with mixed reactions from the open source community. Some members of the community have expressed concerns that the CRA could make it more difficult to develop and use open source software. Others have argued that the CRA could actually help to improve the security of open source software.
The roundtable discussion on the CRA will provide an opportunity to discuss these concerns and to explore possible solutions. The discussion will also help to raise awareness of the CRA and its potential implications for the open source community.
We hope that you will join us for this important discussion.