January 12, 2022

Hyundai signs agreement to manage open source software

The Hyundai Motor group announced on Friday that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Agency for the Promotion of the Computer Industry for the strategic development and management of open source software.

Under the MoU, they will support each other to use open source software in the automotive manufacturing sector to increase global competitiveness, as well as to establish an open source software supply network system, the automaker said.

Open source software is based on publicly disclosed source code. Based on the source code, anyone can mutate the software but needs a clear understanding of the copyright-based license, according to Hyundai.

The automaker said that with the accelerating convergence of the automotive and ICT sectors, the need to effectively manage open source software has become significant.

Specifically, thanks to the latest agreement, Hyundai will be able to help automakers developing new software receive related training and learn about compliance and license verification tools.

“Through the MoU, we expect to see minimized legal risk associated with the use of open source software or copyright infringement,” said a group official.

By Kim Da-sol ([email protected])