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FP7

PROSE

Project ID: 318218
Financé au titre de

Promoting Open Source in European Projects

De 2012-10-01 à 2014-11-30, projet clôturé

Détails concernant le projet

Coût total:

EUR 602 389

Contribution de l'UE:

EUR 488 000

Coordonné à/au(x)/en:

Portugal

Appel à propositions:

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

Régime de financement:

CSA - Coordination and support action

Description

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.

Objectif

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.

Coordinateur

CAIXA MAGICA SOFTWARE SA
Portugal

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 117 230


RUA SOEIRO PEREIRA GOMES LOTE 1 4 B EDIFICIO ESPANHA
1600 196 LISBOA
Portugal
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif: Alfredo Matos
Tél.: +351 217921268
E-mail

Participants

MGF MEDIEN-UND FILMGESELLSCHAFT BADEN-WUERTTEMBERG MBH
Germany

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 70 150


BREITSCHEIDSTR. 4
70174 STUTTGART
Germany
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif: Juergen Jaehnert
Tél.: +4971190715363
Fax: +4971190715350
E-mail
BITERGIUM SLL
Spain

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 33 900


C NAVARRA 5 4D
28921 ALCORCON MADRID
Spain
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif: Nieto Doncel Alicia
Tél.: +34686421506
E-mail
WATERFORD INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Ireland

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 75 250


CORK ROAD
WATERFORD
Ireland
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif: Miguel Ponce de Leon
Tél.: +35351302952
E-mail
INSTITUTO DE TELECOMUNICACOES
Portugal

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 95 905


CAMPUS UNIVERSITARIO DE SANTIAGO UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
3810 193 GLORIA E VERA CRUZ
Portugal
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contact administratif: José Carlos da Silva Neves
Tél.: +351 234 377900
Fax: +351 234 377910
E-mail
ORIGIN LIMITED
United Kingdom

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 44 453


TWISDEN ROAD - TWISDEN WORKS
NW5 1DN LONDON
United Kingdom
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif: Amanda Brock
Tél.: +447718516954
E-mail
EDWARDS WILDMAN PALMER UK LLP
Fin de participation
United Kingdom

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 7 247


OLD BROAD STREET DASHWOOD 69
EC2M 1QS LONDON
United Kingdom
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif: Graham Richard
Tél.: +442075564418
E-mail
GEEKNET MEDIA LTD
Fin de participation
United Kingdom

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 43 865


SHEEP STREET 53 CHEVIOT HOUSE
NN1 2NE NORTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif: Roberto Galoppini
Tél.: +39 392 1256600
Fax: +39 06 92911829
E-mail