Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

ICT 2013

OSSMETER/MARKOS/PROSE: Open-Source Software: Peeking Backstage

This is an advanced research stand, located in Zone R4 intelligent connecting intelligence. Stand number: 4A10

From end-user focused software such as Libre/Open Office and open-source web browsers and email clients such as Firefox and Thunderbird, to server-side software such as Apache and PHP which power most of the Internet, open-source software (OSS) undeniably plays a very important role in today’s society.

This demonstration will showcase the latest developments in the context of two research projects and a coordination action (OSSMETER/MARKOS/PROSE) in the area of automated search, analysis, measurement and monitoring of open source software, providing insights to questions such as:

  • How does OSS projects evolve?
  • How much time and cost can OSS save?
  • Under what terms and conditions (licenses) is OSS made available for free?
  • How reusable is OSS?
  • How can decision makers choose between different OSS alternatives?

Coordinator: Dimitris KOLOVOS (University of York, Computer Science, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

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