Forschungs- & Entwicklungsinformationsdienst der Gemeinschaft - CORDIS

FP7

PROSE

Project reference: 318218
Funded under

Promoting Open Source in European Projects

From 2012-10-01 to 2014-11-30

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 602 389

EU contribution:

EUR 488 000

Coordinated in:

Portugal

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2011-8See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CSA - Coordination and support action
Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS) is creating new RD opportunities across Europe, particularly in an ICT context where projects require an adequate cooperation environment. Despite the numerous advantages of FLOSS as a cooperation model, however, most developed software faces a limited life cycle and applicability. The absence of a common platform where projects can publish their software - with reliable and trustworthy usage terms/conditions - creates adoption difficulties. As a result, software is re-invented within the ICT community, leading to duplication of effort and failed RD opportunities.Adopting FLOSS paradigms will extend the lifetime and sustainability of ICT software, increasing contributions to and from the community. To achieve this vision it is necessary to: promote FLOSS for ICT projects, by removing existing obstacles, especially legal and business barriers; create a feedback loop for FLOSS usage in ICT projects that encompasses the EC and enables them to assess the true benefits of a FLOSS-driven model; enable long term exploitation of FLOSS through a sustainable model for ICT contributions.The PROSE proposal is a Coordination Action (CA) that targets these goals through a three-fold, complementary approach:(a) Create and manage a shared platform for FLOSS, capable of generating the required feedback loop. (b) Develop a training program that provides knowledge and learning about this shared platform, as well as legal and business aspects regarding the adoption of FLOSS. (c) Execute a dissemination program to increase awareness of the advantages of adopting a FLOSS-driven model in ICT projects.With these three coordination elements, the PROSE CA will increase the sustainability of FLOSS in ICT, thereby extending the reach of ongoing FLOSS efforts beyond their current boundaries, and thus increasing the RD opportunities in the European space.

Objective

Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS) is creating new R&D opportunities across Europe, particularly in an ICT context where projects require an adequate cooperation environment. Despite the numerous advantages of FLOSS as a cooperation model, however, most developed software faces a limited life cycle and applicability. The absence of a common platform where projects can publish their software - with reliable and trustworthy usage terms/conditions - creates adoption difficulties. As a result, software is re-invented within the ICT community, leading to duplication of effort and failed R&D opportunities.Adopting FLOSS paradigms will extend the lifetime and sustainability of ICT software, increasing contributions to and from the community. To achieve this vision it is necessary to: promote FLOSS for ICT projects, by removing existing obstacles, especially legal and business barriers; create a feedback loop for FLOSS usage in ICT projects that encompasses the EC and enables them to assess the true benefits of a FLOSS-driven model; enable long term exploitation of FLOSS through a sustainable model for ICT contributions.The PROSE proposal is a Coordination Action (CA) that targets these goals through a three-fold, complementary approach:(a) Create and manage a shared platform for FLOSS, capable of generating the required feedback loop;(b) Develop a training program that provides knowledge and learning about this shared platform, as well as legal and business aspects regarding the adoption of FLOSS;(c) Execute a dissemination program to increase awareness of the advantages of adopting a FLOSS-driven model in ICT projects.With these three coordination elements, the PROSE CA will increase the sustainability of FLOSS in ICT; thereby extending the reach of ongoing FLOSS efforts beyond their current boundaries, and thus increasing the R&D opportunities in the European space.

Related information

Open Access

Coordinator

CAIXA MAGICA SOFTWARE LDA
Portugal

EU contribution: EUR 117 230


RUA SOEIRO PEREIRA GOMES, LOTE 1, 4 B
1600 196 LISBOA
Portugal
Administrative contact: Alfredo Matos
Tel.: +351 217921268
E-mail

Participants

MFG MEDIEN-UND FILMGESELLSCHAFT BADEN-WUERTTEMBERG MBH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 70 150


BREITSCHEIDSTRASSE 4
70174 STUTTGART
Germany
Administrative contact: Juergen Jaehnert
Tel.: +4971190715363
Fax: +4971190715350
E-mail
BITERGIUM SLL
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 33 900


C NAVARRA 5 4D
28921 ALCORCON MADRID
Spain
Administrative contact: Nieto Doncel Alicia
Tel.: +34686421506
E-mail
WATERFORD INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Ireland

EU contribution: EUR 75 250


CORK ROAD
- WATERFORD
Ireland
Administrative contact: Miguel Ponce de Leon
Tel.: +35351302952
E-mail
INSTITUTO DE TELECOMUNICACOES
Portugal

EU contribution: EUR 95 905


AVENIDA DE ROVISCO PAIS 1
1049-001 LISBOA
Portugal
Administrative contact: José Carlos da Silva Neves
Tel.: +351 234 377900
Fax: +351 234 377910
E-mail
EDWARDS WILDMAN PALMER UK LLP
Participation ended
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 7 247


OLD BROAD STREET DASHWOOD 69
EC2M 1QS LONDON
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Graham Richard
Tel.: +442075564418
E-mail
GEEKNET MEDIA LTD
Participation ended
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 43 865


SHEEP STREET 53 CHEVIOT HOUSE
NN1 2NE NORTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Roberto Galoppini
Tel.: +39 392 1256600
Fax: +39 06 92911829
E-mail
ORIGIN LIMITED
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 44 453


TWISDEN ROAD - TWISDEN WORKS
NW5 1DN LONDON
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Amanda Brock
Tel.: +447718516954
E-mail
Record Number: 188908 / Last updated on: 2016-04-01